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Visions of a Food Hub: RMIT industrial design studio

Whilst somewhat belated, this post contains some exciting glimpses from a design studio looking at the future of the food system in Melbourne’s south-east. From March to June, 2013, a group of 15 second year undergraduate industrial design students at RMIT University participated in the Casey Food Hub studio. The studio was led by Jessica […]


Kicking it up a notch in 2014

Well a belated happy new year to you folks! We hope it’s off to a good start for you and yours, we have a good feeling about this one and we’re pretty darn excited to tell you about our plans. This year we want to consolidate the Australian Food Hubs Network as a dynamic, focused […]

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Highlights from the tour: the Chris Walsh/Food Hub road show…

Chris headed off here, there and everywhere during his month in Australia and below are some more of his musings from time spent trekking to a range of communities across Victoria to talk about the work of the Kindling Trust and workshop ideas and innovations that are springing up around the traps. First stop: Goulburn […]

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La Trobe Food Forum: local food system change and what role for food hubs?

The inaugural Latrobe Food Forum was held on Wednesday 4 December, with 85 representatives from across the food system, including farmers, schools, businesses, Local and State government as well as community agencies, in attendance.   This was an opportunity to present the results of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) food system scan; the first […]

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Thoughts from Chris – Jumping Right In . .

Chris Walsh is blogging about his trip in Australia on the Kindling Trust website. We recommend you have a look AND we’ll pick out our favourites and repost them here We particularly like “Jumping Right In” where Chris discusses how our approach on the South East Food Hub project is similar to the one they […]


Agri-Food – All About Food Hubs!!

Or not quite, but a decent chunk! The program for the Food Hubs sessions of the Agri-Food conference in Melbourne next week is now available – Agri-Food – Food Hubs theme – what a juicy line up we have there. There are four sessions running over Tuesday and Wednesday. The four themes are: Context: why do we […]

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UK recipes for success ready to be shared across the country

As Tanya mentioned a few blog posts back, AFHN and a host of food growers/distributors/eaters/doers/social enterprisers/thinkers across the country are getting pretty darn excited about Chris Walsh’s upcoming visit. Why?   He is touching down on our shores for a month of talks, workshops, discussions, farm visits and knowledge sharing across the east coast (dates […]

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Food Hubs- essential infrastructure for a Fair Food System

An article from AFHN founding member Nick Rose, who also happens to be Project Coordinator, Food Systems, at the Food Alliance (Deakin University), National Coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) and a Director of the Food Connect Foundation. In July 2013 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to the US and Argentina to […]


Global Learnings…Local Applications

Things are all systems go at the moment here at AFHN HQ (as much as we have a HQ) in preparation for the upcoming visit from Chris Walsh of Manchester Veg/Kindling Trust in the UK, the upcoming Agrifood XX Session devoted entirely to food hub practitioners,  our own South East Food Hub project while trying to […]

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Trial run of the South East Food Hub (formerly Casey)

Today was the first trial run of the South East Food Hub. The aim was to run through the proposed operations, check it all works AND make sure there was some delicious, fresh, local produce at the Monash Residential Services exit dinners this week. For more information or to keep track of the South East […]