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How can we create a food system in the Northern Rivers that’s not only secure but also fair and flourishing?

This is the question that will be front and centre at a forum in Lismore this week.

The Adaptable and Resilient Food Futures in the Northern Rivers forum, a collaborative effort between Plan C and the Living Lab Northern Rivers, will take place at the Living Lab’s premises on Woodlark Street, Lismore on November 2.

The forum is a chance for the community to come together and share in the findings of the Northern Rivers Food Resilience and Security scoping study.

This study, a joint venture between Plan C, the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS-ISF) and Wild Community, is a stepping stone to a broader conversation a secure, fair and flourishing food system in the Northern Rivers.

Stick around after the discussion for a chance to connect and enjoy a delightful, local and seasonal light lunch courtesy of Twisted Tucker catering from Casino, with thanks to Southern Cross University for their support.

Event Details:
The Living Lab, 11 Woodlark Street, Lismore
2nd November, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Tickets (free): https://events.humanitix.com/securing-our-food-futures-in-the-northern-rivers

 Format:

10:30 – 10:35 am – Welcome to country and introduction

10:35 – 11:00 am – Presentation on the Northern Rivers Food Security and Resilience Scoping Study by Fiona Berry (University of Technology Sydney Institute for Sustainable Futures) and Sheriden Keegan (Griffith University)

11:00 – 11:30 am – Panel discussion with Jean Renouf (Plan C) and guest panellist Joel Orchard (Wardell CORE)

11:30 – 12:00 pm – Join the conversation Q&A and audience discussion

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Mix, mingle, and enjoy a light lunch


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