WE’RE CREATING A LOCAL, REGENERATIVE URBAN FOOD SYSTEM IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
It all began in 2016, with the groundbreaking Edible Adelaide event. Dozens of bright local and international minds came together to find new and creative ways to transform South Australia’s urban landscapes into productive areas.
The goal: increase access to fresh, locally grown food, so everyone in our state can enjoy the benefits of healthy eating, increased skills and improved wellbeing, while also helping protect our precious land, water and soil.
The SA Urban Food Network is a shared community vision for a regenerative local food system. (Not sure what ‘regenerative’ means? Watch this insightful TEDx Canberra Talk by farmer and author Charles Massy.)
Accessible, affordable, local and healthy food for all.
Resilient and educated communities using localised and interlinked food growing systems.
More local private and public land being used to grow food, through an interlinked system.
More ecologically conscious and resilient local food producers, processors, distributors and retailers.
YOU’RE ALREADY PART OF A FOOD SYSTEM – BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO EAT, RIGHT?
A food system includes literally everyone and everything it takes to get food to our plates, from farming, storing and processing to transporting, marketing and selling, all the way through to cooking, eating and disposing of food waste.
Recognising this system, and where you fit into it, is powerful.
Because our current food system faces many challenges, including our growing population, urban sprawl and climate change. An unstable food future threatens our health and our environment.
Hearteningly, a global movement is growing – locals, groups and cities are coming together to find innovative ways to transition to a food system that is sustainable, healthy and fair.
It’s time for South Australians – that’s you! – to join the movement.
GAIN ACCESS TO CONNECTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EVENTS AND RESOURCES
If you’re keen to be part of a movement that builds skills and initiatives for the health of our land and communities, the SA Urban Food Network is for you – we aim to act as that critical conduit and connector.
By joining our network, you’ll receive a free Adelaide Plains planting guide, our monthly e-news, as well as first-look access to events and opportunities in South Australia.
Best of all, you’ll get access to our team of Connectors. These knowledgeable South Aussies kindly volunteer their time to ensure our members have the most up-to-date information, resources and connections available across our state.