The choices and actions we make around food are important as they cause ripple effects throughout communities, socially and economically. With food being a part of everyday life, it presents a tangible opportunity to design more resilient and successful activities around production, processing, transport, and consumption of food.
The Council’s Huon Valley Food Hub project is all about designing a future food economy with the community at its centre. Clearly, it is powerful to buy, distribute, grow, share, and celebrate local food. The local dollar makes a difference and can reinforce a positively vibrant and supportive food system. Equally as important in the design of a future food economy is working with healthy and alive soil, supporting local farmers, and meeting dynamic, and caring community members at food events in the region.
Helena Norberg-Hodge from Local Futures says, “… food is something everyone, everywhere, needs every day, which means that even relatively small changes in the way it is produced and marketed can have immense effect.”
Supported by the Tasmanian Government’s Healthy Tasmania funding program, the Huon Valley Food Hub project is all about working together with community to make this beautiful food region flourish and grow for the benefit of its people and the land.
If you are passionate about locally grown food, or are you a grower, consumer or just simply proud of the diversity of local produce here in the Huon Valley, please come along to an information session and share your ideas and interest in potential food projects for the Huon Valley:
Wednesday 3 November – Huon Valley Hub from 6:30pm
Wednesday 10 November – Port Cygnet Cannery from 6pm
Wednesday 17 November – Geeveston Community Hall from 6pm
Register on Eventbrite.