Empowering Local Food Resilience

Empowering Local Food Resilience

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In this workshop Robina applies her powerful community facilitation methods to enable the goal of community scale food security in the Byron Shire region. In this course you will be exposed to a plethora of inspiring global examples of local food initiatives, particularly in NZ, as you identify the strengths, weaknesses, gaps and opportunities of community food systems in your own area. You will leave with a viable 12-step community food strategy which begins in your own backyard and culminates in a resilient and abundant local food web. This includes how to motivate and engage others, as well as opportunities to gain confidence, skills and tools to support an enduring community through the enriching of local food culture whilst generating local economic prosperity.

ROBINA MCCURDY – Tutor profile

For the past 25 years, Robina has worked internationally and nationally as a community development facilitator, Permaculture educator/designer and gardening teacher, evolving her own methodology and accompanying educational resource materials. She worked with village-scale food security in Southern Africa, co-ordinated the Victory Community Gardens (Nelson, NZ), and consulted with Project Lyttelton’s 'Food Resilience Project (Christchurch, NZ), post-earthquake. In mid 2012 Robina established The Localising Food Project, which toured NZ filming a plethora of inspiring local food initiatives, in parallel with teaching workshops on local food action planning, home garden design, public food forests and seed sovereignty. She is currently involved in the production of documentaries from the material filmed during the tour. To discover more about this work, visit www.localisingfood.com

What to bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Lunch and refreshments each day

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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