Gardeners (Producers)

If you grow anything that’s edible – in your backyard or front yard, on balconies, in the community or via other forms of shared growing – you’re a ‘Gardener’ in our food system. Which means you’re also a ‘Producer’! Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Gardener (and Producer). GARDENER ASSOCIATIONS Rare Fruit Society of South Australia Rare Fruit Society of South Australia members grow fruit and food plants originating from cool-temperate, temperate, subtropical and elevated tropical regions across the world. A wealth… Read More

Farmers (Producers)

If you grow food for sale in South Australia – whether you’re a tiny operation or a large-scale farm – you’re a ‘Farmer’ in our food system. Which means you’re also a ‘Producer’! Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Farmer (and Producer). Or, if you’re not a farmer yourself, this page will help you connect with local farmers in your area. CURRENT SA URBAN FOOD FARMERS Wagtail Urban Farm Wagtail Urban Farm is South Australia’s own microscale market garden. The tiny farm is… Read More

Eaters

This is definitely you! The ‘Eaters’ in our food system include “all who eat” – and we all have to eat, right? This domain is especially interested in how we source, cook and eat our food, and how we can sustainably dispose of all food waste. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as an Eater. EATER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS The Food Embassy Interested in learning more about your food? The Food Embassy runs a range of events and education programs across Adelaide and beyond…. Read More

Community Groups

If you’re involved in any kind of food-related community groups – from community gardens to food sharing and saving organisations – you’re a ‘Community Group’ in our food system. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Community Group. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network links people interested in city farming and community gardening across Australia. Incredibly, they’ve mapped many of Australia’s community gardens, school gardens, verge gardens, urban cooperative farms,… Read More

Researchers

In our food system, ‘Researchers’ are those who explore, measure and support all systems (including social, environmental, economic, political and farming) that impact your local food system. Below you can read up on some of the latest urban agriculture research and learn how you might get involved and contribute to our collective understanding. Did you know that the majority of published scientific articles aren’t freely available? To access many articles, you often must belong to a university or research organisation, or have to pay the journal for access. Below, we’ve tried to… Read More

Educators

‘Educators’ in our food system can be formal institutions and systems, such as schools, TAFEs, universities and media outlets. They can also be more informal, such as community groups and online networks. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as an Educator – or as someone seeking to grow your own knowledge and upskill. EDUCATION PROVIDERS FOR ALL AGES The Food Embassy – Food Matters Interested in learning more about your food? The Food Embassy runs a range of events and education programs across Adelaide and beyond…. Read More

Retailers

Retailers

If you manage a restaurant, cafe, grocery store, supermarket, farm gate stall, farmers market, community-supported agriculture group or food company, you’re a ‘Retailer’ in our food system. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Retailer. RETAILER ONLINE DIRECTORIES Eat Local South Australia The Eat Local SA online directory provides an easy way to find venues that serve and sell authentic South Australia food. Through their website, thousands of people explore local food from restaurants, cafes, pubs, and cellar doors through to farm gate,… Read More

Landholders

Landholders

Owner-growers such as urban food gardeners, rural homesteaders and commercial farmers, as well as those who make their land available to other growers at all scales, are ‘Landholders’ in our food system. We’re exploring this space and believe a registry of garden sites and land parcels available for urban food production in South Australia could be needed. This land share registry could potentially include categorisation of land as suitable for ‘personal production’ or ”semi-commercial ventures’ or ‘commercial ventures’. Note: Landshare UK Australia launched locally in 2011, but no longer seems to be… Read More

Planners & Regulators

Planners & Regulators

‘Planners and Regulators’ are responsible for the political system that can enable a more regenerative local food system. This includes land use planning, zoning laws, food safety laws, taxes, subsidies, ownership, trade, policies and more. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Planner and Regulator – or as someone seeking to grow your own knowledge around South Australia’s food-related policies, laws and plan. 30 YEAR PLAN FOR GREATER ADELAIDE The ’30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide’ describes the State Government’s vision for how Adelaide… Read More

Suppliers

Suppliers

‘Suppliers’ provide all the needs of our local food system, including all farming inputs (such as water, seed, sunlight, biodiversity, land, nutrients, chemicals, labour and experience) and also things like technology, tools and business systems. Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as an Supplier – or as someone seeking to grow your own knowledge around our local supply system. SUPPLIER ONLINE DIRECTORIES Food South Australia Food South Australia is an independent, industry-led and membership-based organisation representing South Australia’s food and beverage manufacturing companies. It… Read More