The way we think about, grow and access our food is changing. The trends are that people want to know where their food is coming from and preferably buy it local and organic. This project supports local regenerative farming and distribution. Conventional practices use extensive food miles and infrastructure, generate substantial waste and huge CO2e emissions. These stories illustrate the benefits and issues arising around local regenerative farming, production and distribution; and expand on the food mapping project happening across Hepburn Shire. Together they form a broader vision that demonstrates the value of relocalising food growing, storage and distribution.
When we have a clear picture of our local status we can inform and promote structural, policy, practical and mindset change around food that supports community food sovereignty.