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Local Government & Urban Agriculture

Belinda Bean

Collective Impact Strategist, Greener Spaces Better Places

Fay Loveland

Committee Member, Local Food Connect

Paula McLeod

Urban Farmer, Local Food Connect

Belinda Reeve

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School

How do we engage local government in urban agriculture?

Our speakers will share their stories of what works when trying to get some attention for your project, as well as the inspiring work that is happening from within council.

Hear how a local Food System Election strategy was designed and successfully implemented by community group Local Food Connect across Banyule and Nillumbik local government area - putting local food systems on the election agenda and understanding each candidate‚Äôs level of commitment to meaningful action on food issues.

Learn more on the role of local governments in creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system - including how local governments in NSW and Victoria currently support urban agriculture, including the extent of policies, programs and initiatives on topics such as community gardens and other forms of gardening on council-owned or managed land, private food growing, composting, and other forms of waste recycling.

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