Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7:00pm
Public forum : Bringing Together People, Food and Planet: a better food system
Renewables Innovation Hub, Moore St, Turner
in collaboration with the Canberra Environment Centre
Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion with Lyneham Commons, Dr Charles Massy and Dr Eric Holt-Gimenez.
You may have heard people say "our food system is broken". But is it - or is it, in fact, performing entirely to specifications - albeit at great environmental, social and cultural cost ? We are spending less on food than earlier generations - but that food is making us obese and sick. Control over the food system has concentrated into fewer hands, generating great wealth for a few but dislocation and poverty for many. Our soils are being degraded at an alarming rate. But new ideas, like regenerative farming, show a path to a better food future.
Hear interesting perspectives at local, national and international level about a new future for food and farming, challenging the assumptions and models of the 'industrial' food system.
Lyneham Commons is a local Canberra community group who have developed a ‘food forest’ on unleased public land in inner north Canberra. But maybe even more importantly, they have embedded the act of growing healthy food from healthy soil back into the local community.
Charles Massy is a farmer, author and advocate for regenerative farming and a better food system. Charles is known to many of us as the author of Call of the Reed Warbler, which describes his journey from ‘industrial’ farming to regenerative agriculture.
Eric Holt-Gimenez (bio here) is Executive Director of Food First (California) – a non-government institute that works, through research, education and action, to end the injustices that cause hunger. An author, academic and food systems activist, Eric brings a broad perspective as an advocate for ‘farmer to farmer’ learning and local food systems, as well as recognition of the economic and political structures that dominate our current food system.
Pre-book tickets: $15 full price/ $8 student and unwaged, at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=424499&
If not sold out, there will be tickets at the door: $18 full price/ $10 student and unwaged.