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Growing a Local Food Forest Revolution: Panel Discussion
12 July at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fabian Society are following up on the well-attended and inspiring June 21st screening of Edible Paradise: Growing a Local Food Forest Revolution with a panel discussion between four of the local people at the ‘vege roots’ of that revolution. They’ll be talking about what a food system that delivers good food for all in an earth-friendly way looks like. They will share some of what they have experienced and learned, and open a discussion that seeks to examine what kinds of policies are needed to create a food system that serves people and planet.
Matt Morris – Sustainability Advisor for the University of Canterbury and former coordinator of the Food Resilience Network. See – https://www.ccc.govt.nz/environment/edible-christchurch/food-resilience
Peter Wells – coordinator of the central city Otakaro Orchard project and the food network proposed in the Ōtākaro-Avon River Corridor. See – https://otakaroorchard.org/ He specializes in urban food forests and contributes to the local arts community.
Rowan Brooks – is establishing a nation-wide community food coalition, is resurrecting the farm at Gricklegrass and is the Community Garden Coordinator at Canterbury University. See – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/sustainability/community-gardens/okeover-community-garden/
Brent Cairns – is the Chair of the Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust and an active ‘food forester’. See – http://kai.net.nz/