Elaine Bradley

Locations: Australia. Location Detail: Queensland.

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 operations. I was able to share information between the various organizations and farmers, and bring back findings that I hope will be useful to small-farm based local food systems in Australia, and would be particularly applicable to my home region in the Mary Valley, Queensland.

The report from my tour is available here.