Food Matters - Adelaide

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The Joinery - Seminar Room

111 Franklin Street

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Join us as we explore the impacts of our food choices and what we can do to support sustainable, fair and healthy food for all.

About this Event

Each week we will:

  • Identify the simple things we can do as consumers and food citizens
  • Hear from others who are creating a new, local food system
  • Discuss ways to work towards food that is affordable, delicious and sustaining for both our families and our planet.

We are passionate about making sure we can all afford and enjoy delicious quality food. With populations growing and the cost of food rising, access to food - particularly for disadvantaged sections of the community - is becoming increasingly important. Sustainable eating will make a real difference to food security, local economies and our own health: as well as the health of the planet.

The food system is changing to meet the challenges of the future. The topics covered will include, what are the challenges impacting our food supply. An overview of the dominant industrial food system and the emerging regenerative and local options. We will look at the economic and social impacts and consider both environmental and health impacts of food choices. We will be hearing from a local producer and retailer, One Small Bakery and the practical food choices we can make, actions within our communities to help create the food systems we would like for the future.

Our Presenters

Liz is co-founder and manager of The Food Embassy and she co-founded the SA Community Foodies program. She currently teachers in public health and community nutrition at a tertiary level. With over 20 years experience in state and local government in Australia and overseas she brings extensive knowledge of nutrition and food systems to the program. Liz describes herself as having 'a love of delicious food and a desire to connect people over the joy of good food'.

Linda recently joined The Food Embassy and has worked extensively in community-wide initiatives, schools, early childhood settings, workplaces and equitable policy development. Experienced in promoting health and well being, social connection and community cohesion Linda is committed to creating a future where quality and delicious food is easily accessible to everyone. Linda describes herself as being 'fascinated by the links across our local biodiversity, urban food production and waste management systems'.

Chris will join us in the first week. Chris has had a professional career which has encompassed a number of roles all of which have centred around two common themes – food and farming. About 10 years ago Chris, together with his wife Emily , established Small World Bakery at Langhorne Creek supplying sourdough bread to Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula. This business has grown to now become a fully integrated bread production business where farming, milling and baking occur in the one operation.

Now, and in the future, Chris & Emily hope to demonstrate that grain production and associated activities such as milling, malting and distilling can once again be successful on a localised regional basis.

Financial Support

If you need financial assistance to attend this event please contact linda@thefoodembassy.org or 0421007818 to discuss your situation.

We have created a sponsorship ticket within the program to enable us to offer as many people the opportunity of attending the program as possible. If you are able to sponsor another person to attend, thank you.

This project is funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board through the NRM levy and supported by Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

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The Joinery - Seminar Room

111 Franklin Street

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

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