Come along and join the Sustainability Trust at their local food movement hui - the Rhizome Effect. It has been an amazing year of growth for the Local Food sector (heheh.. pun intended). There has been increased demand for food box deliveries, a regular Produce Swap table at Hill Street Farmers market, multiple Harvest Festivals, Wellington’s first Local Food Week, new community gardens, café’s and businesses both choosing produce from local farmers and growing their own, and the list goes on.
Wellington feels like it’s on the cusp of the tipping point for Local Food initiatives getting significantly back into the “mainstream”.
This meeting, we would like to share a snap shot of some things that have sprouted, and those that keep growing strong.
We’d like you to help us pinpoint what elements you feel have helped create the success stories, both for new ventures and those well established. Maintaining momentum and strong connections between projects and ventures is an important part – how can we ensure it remains healthy?
Please come revel in the recent successes and help plan the next stage.
Nibbles and refreshments provided.
ALSO: Please remember the Harvest Festival at the Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 28th April. A great day to celebrate gardeners with prizes for biggest, ugliest and most unusual pumpkins, basket of ves, basket of fruit. And information on making jams and preserves, bees, and community gardens and orchards.
Community Projects Manager