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D3SJ* meeting THURSDAY 11 December 2008:
All you ever wanted to know about Food Miles
Our last meeting for the year will be on Thursday 11 December, not Wednesday 10 December 2008.
Robert Pekin is the Coordinating Director of Food Connect, a Brisbane based Non Profit Social and Environmental Enterprise that works in collaboration with approximately 150 local farmers (around Brisbane). The core business of Food connect is supplying a variety of fresh and value added produce to the Brisbane district using an innovative community distribution concept. The uniqueness of the service is the in the connection and commitment that the company provides and asks off its families (consumers). The Companies foundations are built on 7 years experience with driving the development of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model across Australia. The Company is developing a training and IT package for world wide access to the business systems.
Robert is the Australian representative on the world CSA organisation Urgensi and for two years was project manager of the Just Foods project an initiative of Friends of the Earth.
Date & time: Thursday 11 December 2008
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - presentations and discussion
7.00pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
*Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:
We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society
please visitwww.d3sj.org for more information