The Deloraine Community Garden has been used as a venue for previous Food Connect workshops.A TWO-DAY Food Connect forum at Deloraine will seek to solve issues surrounding food security.
The community event is part of a reaction from residents who fear that knowledge of gardening and sustainable living is dwindling in the modern age.
Food Connect’s Catherine Smith said it was also a response to the federal government’s People’s Food Plan.
“The plan painted a picture that there was lots happening with the community gardens, when – in actual fact – we were hoping more people would be involved in the garden at Deloraine,” Ms Smith said.
“A group of people interested in food sustainability got together to see what we could do to make that happen.”
She said a variety of workshops had already been hosted as part of the Food Connect series.
“It’s all about awareness and making connections within the community,” Ms Smith said.
“What we found is that, if you start looking, you’ll find lots of fabulous food sustainability and security ventures but a lot of them happen in isolation … it’s about connecting the dots, connecting the community and getting people to have conversations.”
Entry to the forum is by gold coin donation for community members, and $20 for service providers.
For more information contact Deloraine House on 63622678.
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