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Moreland North Community Food Hub co-design workshop

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What could a community food hub in the north of Moreland look like? Join us for an interactive co-design workshop to explore possibilities.

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Come join us for an interactive co-design workshop to discuss the possibilities of a localised food hub and the next steps to developing one in the north of Moreland.

This two-hour co-design workshop , led by Jen Rae (Fair Share Fare) and Jen Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen (Open Food Network Australia), invites anyone interested in learning about community food hubs to join us in an interactive co-design workshop where you can contribute ideas with others to help shape a vision and inform a concept design for a local food hub in the north.

The Moreland Food System Strategy 2017-2020 sets ambitious goals for creating a just and vibrant food system.

Community Food Hubs are an emerging model to support food security. Council is committed to working with our community to make nutritious food socially and economically accessible to all. This workshop along with research and other community engagement activities explores the feasibility of establishing a community food hub in the north of Moreland which has some of the least food secure communities in the municipality.

Community food hubs can have many different functions and services, but a central principle is that they provide an inclusive and supportive setting for people to access nutritious food, with a particular focus on people lacking food security. Activities can include varying combinations of the following (depending on the context and community need):

• Consumer education and outreach, food access and emergency food relief programs, community gardens and kitchens, nutritional education and food literacy programs and food budgeting support

• Horticulture and farmer training / courses, urban agriculture programs and internships, food social enterprise support and business training

• Community engagement and events, workshops, cultural celebrations, provision of community meals and volunteer opportunities

• Receiving, aggregating and distributing produce directly from selected farms for distribution and sale of food boxes

A distinguishing feature is the co-location of local food activities which amplifies the community benefit and impact. The benefits go far beyond simple food provision to promoting social inclusion and community connections, mental and physical health and wellbeing, providing education and employment pathways and a cooler, greener environment.

Light refreshments will be provided.

There are five opportunities to attend one of co-design workshops between 27-29 February, so please ensure you register with the time and location that best suits.

Thurs 27th February (2-4pm) Hope Centre Glenroy (93-95 Station Rd, Glenroy VIC 3046)

Thurs 27th February (6-8pm) Hope Centre Glenroy (93-95 Station Rd, Glenroy VIC 3046)

Women Only - Fri 28th February (1-3pm) Fawkner Bowling Club (2 Creedon St, Fawkner VIC 3060)

Fri 28th February (6-8pm) Fawkner Bowling Club (2 Creedon St, Fawkner VIC 3060)

Sat 29th February (1-3pm) Fawkner Bowling Club (2 Creedon St, Fawkner VIC 3060)

For more background information or to give input please visit Conversations Moreland or contact Jen Rae at jenrae@fairsharefare.com .

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