Cardinia Community Food Forum 2021

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Our Actions are our Future: Food systems caring for country, a healthy community, farm and food enterprises.

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The Cardinia Community Food Forum will be held online as part of Cardinia Shire Council’s commitment to a healthy, delicious, sustainable and fair food system.

To celebrate the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables, the forum will be hosted by well-known fresh produce expert and media identity, Thanh Truong the Fruit Nerd, and will feature keynote speaker, passionate advocate for food systems transformation, medical doctor and CEO of VicHealth, Dr Sandro Demaio.

Our Actions are our Future. Food systems caring for country, a healthy community, farm and food enterprises.

Themes include:

  • Caring for Country
  • Youth, our future health
  • Reimagining for a food secure future
  • A healthy food systems community
  • Local farm and food enterprises taking action

The day will include a range of short talks and panel discussions with Young Food Leaders, Young Farmers, Agri-Food Social Enterprises, Siri Guru Nanak Darbar (Sikh Urban Farm), United African Farm, Cockatoo Sustainable Food Project, The Community Grocer, and many more, including Monash University, Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food.

We invite foodies, farmers, community garden & school farming groups, food businesses, social enterprises, community organisations, government and policy makers, health and wellbeing professionals, and all residents are invited to attend. All very welcome.

The annual forum is organised by Cardinia Food Circles, a collective impact project based on the knowledge that individual actions and efforts are limited, however when we work collectively towards a common goal, we maximise our impact. The project includes a whole-of-community response that involves our schools, farms, businesses, organisations, residents and local government working together towards a shared vision.

Every year, we come together to recognise and celebrate the community achievements related to the vision and goals of the Cardinia Community Food Strategy, and wider impacts to increase access to affordable, nutritious food. This event is open to the public, to ensure we build capacity across the community to lead, participate in and support food systems work, across Victoria and Australia.


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