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The Pavilion Kiama

2 Bong Bong Street

Kiama, NSW 2533

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Momentum for food system change continues to build in the Illawarra, with an increasing number of innovative food projects and businesses that support fair and sustainable food systems. This Fair Food Week event is an opportunity to connect and celebrate our local fair food community; showcase projects that address food security, sustainable agriculture and food systems; and continue our conversation about fair food.

You are warmly invited to come along to enjoy wholesome and ethically sourced food, connect with other foodies and celebrate our regional food and fair food leaders. Fair food advocate and university lecturer Sandy Murray will be the keynote speaker for the night and will talk about “Strengthening the local food economy in Tassie – what does it take?” In addition, the evening will include a number of local speakers, expo stalls, a Fair Food community notice board & lots of time to mingle.

More on the keynote speaker:
Sandy has over 25 years' experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and is currently a lecturer within the School of Health Science lecturing in Food and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tasmania, Launceston. She has a specific interest in food security, public health nutrition, sustainability and is committed to promoting the benefits of eating local food and supporting our local farmers. She is a current member of the University of Tasmania (UTas) Sustainability Committee, and was integral in helping to establish the UTas Education for Sustainability Community of Practice (EFSCOP). Further to this Sandy is committed to establishing the whole of Tasmania as a United National (UN) Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainability (ESD) and for Tasmania to become a 'living laboratory' in sustainability. More info

Local speakers include:

  • Dylan Powell from SENTRAL INTERGEN “MUNCH OUT”, a community development program that invites young and older people to come together to share experiences and knowledge and to develop skills together around cooking and food prep, and how to apply the knowledge in their daily lives.

  • Donna Walsh from Warrawong Residents Forum Inc – Warrawong Community Lunch, which provides a free nutritious lunch to locals two days per week providing a much-needed meal that may otherwise be missed. As well as a safe place for people to have some social inclusiveness in their life.

  • Chris Bridger from Mahbrook Organics, a certified organic vegetable farm that sells produce from their farm gate in Albion Park, and at the Kiama Farmer market.

    More to be confirmed

EXPO stalls & poster wall:
Anyone who is involved with an initiative/organiation that supports a fairer food system is invited to apply for an expo stall (mail@foodfairnessillawarra.org.au) or bring along a poster for the poster wall.

Ticketing
Connecting over Fair Food provides a "Pay As You Feel" opportunity, with a suggested minimum donation of $10 at the door. All donations will be used for future Food Fairness Illawarra events to fuel the Fair Food conversation!

Transport:
With the Kiama Train Station at 5-minute walk from the venue, the event committe likes to encourage all guest to reap the environmental, social and economic benefits of using public transport to and from the event.


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