at Food Connect Homestead
Thursday, 11 August 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM + Add to calendar11/08/2016 19:0011/08/2016 21:30Australia/BrisbaneCommunity Food Hubs DinnerCommunity Food Hubs Dinner Thursday, 11 August 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (E. Australia Standard Time) Organiser Emma-Kate Rose 0411595831 email@example.com Address Food Connect Homestead Commerce Street Salisbury Brisbane 4107 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/40599/community_food_hubs_dinner.aspxFood Connect Homestead
Salisbury Brisbane 4107
Dinner and Discussion
Join us at the Food Connect Homestead for the inaugural Community Food Hubs dinner featuring international speakers and local practitioners.
Explore innovative ways to create greater value for local producers and entrepreneurs, revitalise rural and regional communities, and enhance affordable access to healthy food for all.
Kathryn worked for six years as Program Director at the Stop Community Food Centre where she helped to develop the Community Food Centre program model and the strategy to take the model to a national scale. She has worked for 17 years in the community food security sector in Toronto on everything from grassroots work in community food programs and alternative food distribution systems to program development, communications and initiatives aimed at changing systems through food policy and action. She is the coauthor, with Nick Saul and Charles Levkoe, of the Metcalf Solutions Paper, In Every Community a Place for Food: The Role of the Community Food Centre in building a Local, Sustainable and Just Food System.
Anthony is an organic farmer near Abingdon, Virginia, in the heart of Central Appalachia. He has been working on community environmental and economic development in the region for the past 27 years. In 1995, he founded Appalachian Sustainable Development, which became a regional and national leader in sustainable economic development. Anthony left ASD in December, 2009 to found SCALE, Inc, a private consulting business dedicated to catalysing and supporting ecologically healthy regional economies and food systems.
SCALE works with community leaders, farmers, foundations, economic development agencies and others in Appalachia, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico the Arkansas Delta and other communities. Anthony speaks and writes about sustainable development, economics, food systems and rural development issues extensively, with some of his pieces appearing
in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Solutions Journal and elsewhere.
Richard Warner is the coordinator of Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative (NCEC), a workers co-op established around the employment needs of members with a disability. NCEC manages two businesses: 'Espresso Train Cafe' and 'NCEC parks and Maintenance' who maintain a number of Brisbane's small parks. NCEC were awarded the best small social enterprise in Australia in 2015 and were finalists in 2013 and 2014. Richard has a background in community development and working alongside people with a disability & is current secretary of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) the first peak body for Social Enterprise in Australia.