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Incredible edible goodness: A Local Organics Box

Local Organics Food Hub

Local Organics Food Hub is an incredible example of the far-reaching impact food hubs can have on household food access, community food skills and knowledge and farm viability through the creation of direct connections and relationships between urban residents and local farmers. Like many good things, it started small in 2010 as a Melbourne collection […]

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SE Food Hub – Report on Phase 2

Full report – Phase 2 Report

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SE Food Hub – Report on Phase 1

This report outlines the work done and outcomes of Phase 1 of the VEIL project “Can ‘Food Hubs’ catalyse and support local food systems in Victoria and Australia? Developing a Food Hub in the City of Casey” 1.Mapping of the ‘state of play’ in Casey’s local / regional food 2.Hub and system’ design work 3.Investigating […]

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Food Hubs and Food Relief – Opportunities in the South East

The aim of this research is to provide insight into the barriers faced by people in the low socio economic status (SES) groups in the City of Casey and surrounding areas, and to understand better the challenges and opportunities in connecting them to fresh fruit and vegetables. Consultation with Emergency Food Providers was conducted to […]

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Food System Mapping Tools

We have used some form of ‘food system map’ as a tool when people are arriving at local food workshops on a few occasions now. They can be useful to: Break the ice and give people something to do / talk about as they’re arriving (useful for people who don’t know anyone) Give everyone a […]

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Producer and Business Surveys

For the Food Hub in Casey project, we attempted to follow up the semi-structured interviews with more detailed information gathered through an online survey. The questionaires for the surveys are attached below. We were aiming to gather approx. 30 responses to each of these surveys, to engage a broader group of farmers and local businesses […]

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Interview Guides

Here are the interview guides developed and used by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (at University of Melbourne) in Phase 1 of the Food Hub in Casey project. We developed one for use with farmers and one focused on local businesses. The  guides support a basic semi-structured interview and lead the user through questions on: Part […]

Leah Galvin

Leah’s work now focuses on building resilience through strengthening connections between local enterprises local growers and local communities.

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Justin Walsh

Justin is now working with producers, local government and community groups to develop a food hub model for small regional towns, combining top-down thinking with bottom-up action.

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Elaine Bradley

For seven weeks between September and November 2012 I toured the southern Appalachian region of the mid-eastern United States visiting and interviewing small farming operations and their support organizations in the local food supply network. These support organizations included Cooperative Extension Services, collaborative food distribution facilities, farm business incubators, training organizations, farmers markets and agritourism […]