The project aims to reconnect the community through a range of food related activities and actions. The Food Centre will rebuild its volunteer workforce and existing food services (supermarket and café) as well as create new services (cooking and growing) to build a local food paddock to plate system. The focus points include building community cooking, garden infrastructure, increasing food growing, cooking knowledge, confidence, and increasing social connections.
Volunteers from The Food Centre were engaged in the design and build of the kitchen and raised, mobile garden beds which are now in use at the centre.
Volunteers participated in food resilience workshops covering growing food, preparing and cooking food, links between food choices, the food system and environmental/ climate change outcomes, and taking action to build a local ‘paddock to plate’ system. Volunteers are now being supported to deliver their own community-based projects.
A second food resilience workshop series will be delivered in the coming months, along with workshops in partnership with a local school.
For more information about upcoming Paddock to Plate activities visit The Food Centre Facebook page.