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Rebuilding Local Economies Through Networks of Small Farmers 2012

Full report from Elaine Bradley’s Churchill scholarship, which was an investigation of rural communities in the USA that have rebuilt local economies by supporting networks of small farmers working together.


Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford is a first generation farmer. With her husband Garth Doolan, also a first generation farmer, Jo farms wine grapes, lamb, beef and fine wool on land in Faraday, Central Victoria. Her farm business model Alexander’s Farm Gate & Shared Table was developed in response to the unseasonal rain events of vintage 2010-2011 which […]

Tanya Massy Small

Tanya Massy

Tanya grew up on a grazing property in the Monaro region of NSW and has directly witnessed and worked with a range of challenges and shifts that have affected the agricultural sector in recent years. This background, together with her experience working in communities where the issues of food security and sustainable regional livelihoods are […]

To Market, to Market to Buy Food Fresh and Wholesome and Local 2012

To market, to market to buy food fresh and wholesome and local The Age – Date: April 06 2012 THE supermarket wars have spurred renewed effort to rethink our food supply chain and foster less centralised, local alternatives such as food hubs and growers’ markets. Intense discounting by our major supermarkets may end up putting […]


Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten Larsen (Eaterprises) Kirsten has been investigating the ins and outs of all things food for around 7 years. From a background in state government sustainability, climate and food policy, Kirsten turned to systemic analysis of food security and sustainability and has been involved in development and implementation of Food Policies at state and local […]


Serenity Hill

Serenity Hill (Eaterprises) Serenity is from a farming family in NE Victoria and is currently undertaking food systems research at the University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Environments, focused on the complex challenges facing farmers and opportunities for innovative response. She has extensive experience in policy development in the Victorian State Government, most recently […]


Robert Pekin

Robert Pekin (Food Connect ThinkFood) Robert, a former dairy farmer and market gardener, is recognised nationally and internationally for his pioneering work in establishing the award-winning Brisbane-based social enterprise Food Connect: a unique and highly innovative ‘Australianised’ model of Community-Shared Agriculture. Robert brings to this Project the years of accumulated wisdom and experience with Food […]


Nick Rose

Nick Rose (Food Connect ThinkFood) Nick, a former lawyer, researcher, writer, and founding Director of a development not-for-profit in Central America, has over the past three and a half years been a leading actor in the growth of the local food movement in the Coffs Coast region of NSW, and nationally through the Food Connect […]


Jen Alden

Jennifer Alden is a Health Broker with three decades experience working to improve health and wellbeing in the community. She has a Doctorate of Public Health with a special interest in food policy, a Masters in Women’s Health and an Honours degree in Science, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute/School […]


Russell Shields

Russell (with a little home veggie garden that needs far more love) is a founding staff member of SecondBite, from its time as a borrowed laptop and a simple idea, to a national non-profit food rescue organisation. In 2012 SecondBite collected 3 million kgs of fresh food that might otherwise have gone to waste and […]