Fair Food Week Talk

October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Community Hall, 9 Anzac Road, Tuggerah, NSW

NA: Further details on www.permaculturecc.org.au

Gold coin donation

NA: Just turn up

Event Description

Guest Speaker: Mark Brown, AFSA.  Mark is a farm manager and educator at Purple Pear Farm near Maitland in the Hunter Valley. With his partner Kate, Mark has been involved in Community Supported Agriculture at Purple Pear Farm and has been an active participant in Slow Foods Hunter Valley, Permaculture Hunter and the Hunter Organic growers as well as Hunter Biodynamic Group activities and administration.

 

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance has grown out of a need to ensure we maintain not only food security but ownership or sovereignty of our food. Pressure from governments and corporations to control the food system has tried to take away that access to the most basic of human needs. The Government White Paper on food distribution showed us that the small players were not being considered and the peoples food plan was established as a way to inform Government of the desires of the community. The group has been modeled to an extent on the International Peasant Farmers movement “La Via Campesina” and has recently produced a movie highlighting the positive actions of small producers in the Australian Food Industry.

Organizers

Permaculture Central Coast

http://www.permaculturecc.org.au

Contact Information

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How to book

NA:  Just turn up on the night.  Gold coin donation at the door.

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  1. mark brown
    mark brown

    It was a privlidge to be asked to speak of the work of AFSA on the Cenral Coast. It was lovely to catch up with ex students and people who have toured the farm and done other courses. The talk was well reieved judging on the type and quality of questions. The work of AFSA is now foremost in the minds a group of people from the Central Coast and we can hope for changes for the better to our food system. Thanks Permaculture Central Coast.

    October 20, 2015 at 10:38 pm Reply

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