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Localising Food Project Launches This Saturday

Localising Food Project Launches This Saturday Offering Remedy For Poverty, Health and the Environment


The Localising Food Project will officially launch at the National Permaculture Conference at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington, this Saturday evening, 26th April at 8.10 pm.

Based in film and multimedia it aims to facilitate the growing local food movement in New Zealand, focusing on all aspects of local food production, processing and distribution.

From farmers markets to school and neighbourhood gardens it offers a practical pathway to address a range of compelling issues related to food, including diet-related health, child poverty, food insecurity and the environmental impacts of globalised food systems.

The Localising Food Project is the brainchild of Robina McCurdy, a community development facilitator, organic gardener and permaculture educator.

From her experiences overseas and here in New Zealand, Robina was becoming increasingly concerned about food security issues. With a team of volunteers she set out on a six-month nationwide tour, running seminars and hands-on workshops, developing local food resilience action plans, setting up school seed banks, forming local food networks and filming 230 flourishing local food projects.

These film stories are now being loaded onto the Localising Food Project website and made into five DVD documentaries, the first of which, Growing Schools, will be launched at the end of May. The trailer can also be viewed on the website.

“The stories we’re sharing through the Localising Food Project showcase many powerful but often simple local solutions to the big issues,” says Robina. “We hope to inspire lots of New Zealanders to want to get involved with their local food movement.”

The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, a New Zealand registered charitable trust.

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