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Growing local food economies – insights from the US
February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Co-hosted by a regional collaboration (Baw Baw Food Hub, Baw Baw Food Movement, Agribusiness Gippsland & East Gippsland Food Cluster, and Food For All Latrobe Valley) and Sustain: The Australian Food Network, this interactive forum features Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, telling the inspiring story of the good food movement in Detroit, and the push to build a vibrant food economy in the wake of the decline of the automobile and other manufacturing industries.
She will share the case studies of diverse groups of local entrepreneurs, the skills and confidence they’ve developed through the Foodlab Detroit program, and how they have gone on to establish food businesses and grow a more equitable food supply which honours identity and culture.
FoodLab is a membership-based non-profit organisation with a vision to cultivate, connect and catalyze, to use food as an economic engine, to form a supportive community of entrepreneurs and to make good food a reality for all Detroiters.
This forum is for current and aspiring food entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, and anyone interested in vibrant local food systems which enhance the health and wellbeing of communities.
There is no charge for this session but registrations are essential.
Light refreshments will be provided
Listen to Devita’s TED interview to see her approach and experience supporting local food business incubation and entrepreneurs