UAF 2016 National Speaking Tour: Bendigo

Bendigo TAFE Charleston Road Campus, Seminar Room, 62-104 Charleston Road, Bendigo, VIC 3550
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We are very excited to announce the Australian touring dates of our Keynote Speakers Henk De Zeuw and Debra Solomon as they head to Bendigo, Adelaide and Sydney in the days following the Melbourne Urban Agriculture Forum.

Bendigo Tafe, Bendigo Kangan Institute, in collaboration with the City of Greater Bendigo, the Bendigo Regional Food Alliance and Sustain: The Australian Food Network, is hosting the Central Victorian Urban Agriculture Future Forum to take place at the Bendigo Tafe Charleston Road Campus on November 22nd, 2016.

Join us in bringing together practitioners and expertise from across the urban and peri-urban food landscape to build a shared understanding of what urban agriculture is, and the benefits and the various opportunities it can offer Central Victoria.

Key goals of the Forum:

A. Bring together practitioners from across the urban and peri-urban food landscape to build a shared understanding of what urban agriculture is, and the benefits and opportunities it can offer in the Central Victorian context.

B. Acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the urban agriculture movement in Central Victoria, both at the community and local government levels.

C. Share lessons of good and best practice urban agriculture models, as well as failures and successes, from across the globe.

D. Share the results of the research undertaken by Sustain and partner organisations, and reflect on the lessons for future practice.

Venue:

Seminar Room
Bendigo Tafe Charleston Road Campus
62-104 Charleston Road
Bendigo VIC 3550

Program: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Forum aims and Urban Agriculture local and state government linkages
- Nick Rose, Sustain

Lessons from abroad - food and the built environment
- Debra Solomon

Developing resilient urban food systems – key dimensions of urban the food challenges
- Henk de Zeeuw

Bendigo Regional Food Alliance
- Jennifer Alden

The next chapter for Bendigo – The role of local government in supporting the growth of urban and peri-urban agriculture
- Steve Abbott, City of Greater Bendigo

Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence update, multiple training pathways
- BKI

Urban agriculture in Central Victoria: achievements, lessons, enablers, opportunities
- Panel

The new farm to table: collaborative relationships between urban/peri-urban food growers and consumers supporting local produce use
- Panel

To register for this event: please click here!

For more information contact Felicity Harrop on 0477 390 196 or at epi@bendigotafe.edu.au