Localising Our Food Systems – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK
Join us for a fascinating discussion about how localising our food systems can build local resilience, food security and restore ecological health.
Our guest speakers are Nick Rose from Sustain, Callum Rogers from Caring Farms Co-Op and Henry Coleman from Local Futures. The webinar will be moderated by Dr Michelle Maloney, Co-founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA), and the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA).
** This event is part of NENA’s Localisation Week, which celebrates World Localisation Day 2023 **
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Nickis the Executive Director of Sustain. With a background In law and community development, Nick brings more than a decade of working at the grassroots and institutional level in several Australian states in food sovereignty and sustainable food systems. He is the editor of “Fair Food: Stories From a Movement Changing The World (2015)” and the co-editor of “Reclaiming The Urban Commons: The Past, Present and Future of Food Growing in Australian Towns And Cities (2018).” Nick is also a lecturer in food systems, food policy and governance and food movements for William Angliss Institute in their Bachelor of Food Studies and Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy.
Callum is a gardener, farmer and co-organiser of Caring Farms Co-Op. Located in the urban sprawl of north east Melbourne, Caring Farms Co-Op is dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace by building and running an urban farm enterprise. They collectively run a market garden, food plant nursery, worm farm business and native revegetation works. They facilitate a workplace for people otherwise marginalized from the horticultural industry that sits outside profit driven or large de-personalised employment systems.
Henry Coleman connected with the work of international NGO Local Futures at age 15. He is a writer, speaker, project coordinator and ‘big picture activist’, working closely with Local Futures’ founder, Helena Norberg-Hodge. He has researched and written about how strategic changes to economic policy could bring about thriving localised food systems which simultaneously support human wellbeing and the health of the biosphere. Since 2015, he has coordinated projects in Northern NSW, Australia, and in Ladakh, India, which has informed a global perspective of today’s social and ecological challenges. He is currently based near Lismore, NSW.
NENA is a network of organisations and individuals working to create an ecologically healthy and socially just society by transforming Australia’s economic system. NENA works by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, peer to peer support, cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration.
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ABOUT WORLD LOCALIZATION DAY
World Localization Day is an annual celebration of the worldwide localization movement. It’s more than just a day: it’s an invitation to see the world in a new way. To gain an awareness of place by participating in small-scale, local economic exchanges. To create change locally as part of a global movement for healthier communities and economies.
Visit our website for all the amazing events, all around the world: https://www.worldlocalizationday.org