My passion lies in transforming the food system to deliver a range of health, environmental, social and economic outcomes. I do this through many mechanisms including working with individuals, community groups, universities and the local government. I recently lectured at Queensland University of Technology, delivering a brand new course in Food Citizenship within the B. Nutrition and Dietetics. I believe that by changing the way we think of ourselves to food citizens we have the power to create a better food system for both people and planet.
Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your comment. I must have missed it when it came through amid covid-19 lockdown! We wholeheartedly agree with you and our refined vision certainly includes all of those elements you mentioned - an integrated animal system, along with food forests for shading etc. Our Vision takes place in a city and so we don't envisage that grazing animals will be part of the Vision, however, know that chickens and goats certainly will be.
Hi Matthew, thanks for your comment. You raised some good questions. At this stage, we hadn't planned for the urban farms/ market gardens to be for community members to grow their own crops, since we have a number of community gardens already around the city, yet only one urban farm. We do anticipate though, that with more involvement in the farms, that people will become interested in growing their own food. We're lucky in Australia in that a lot of people still do have room on their property for a garden, however, this is changing over time with houses now taking up most of the block!
Hi Josephine, it's so exciting to see a submission from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Your team does incredible work in schools around Australia. I wish you all the best with your submission.