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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]