Locally Grown Food
Shaping our Future hosted a public workshop on ‘Locally Grown Food’ at the Lake Hayes Pavilion on 2nd October 2022.
The workshop was attended by 20 people and participants enjoyed a shared lunch. The purpose of this workshop was to explore what was meant by ‘locally grown food’, why we might want to grow food locally, what could be done to increase its availability and identify smart solutions to the barriers.
Our guest speaker, Carlos Bargie from Royalburn Station addressed the forum and shared their experience of operating a market garden and livestock farm at the Crown Range, and their focus on selling produce to a heavily localised market.
After Q/As with Carlos and Nadia Lim, attendees were asked to consider and discuss two initial questions: What do we mean by locally grown food and why might it be important to grow it? And then discuss the barriers and solutions to growing food locally.