Presentation by David Mason, Founding Chair, Hawkesbury Harvest

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19 Apr 2021

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm AEST
Global Perspectives, Local Impact: Churchill Fellows in Urban Agriculture
This event will be held on Zoom and the link will be emailed the morning of the webinar.
Brought to you by SUSTAIN: The Australian Food Network

Each year since 1965 about 3,500 Australians are awarded a Churchill Fellowship, supporting an overseas exploration to learn about significant innovations in diverse spheres of social life, and bring back lessons that may be of wider benefit to the Australian community.

In this webinar, setting the scene for a week of exploration through the Urban Agriculture Forum, we will hear from 4 Churchill Fellows - two who have completed their trips, and two who face the new uncertainty and constraints of overseas travel in 2021.

Reflecting on their completed Fellowships - we will hear from Nick Rose, whose study explored models of urban agriculture that could generate livelihood opportunities, especially for young people; and/or enhance food security for vulnerable and low-income groups; and David Mason, who research sought to identify how sustainable urban agriculture can benefit the quality of life of Australian urban communities

Speaking on their proposed research and the creative and adaptive learnings when a global pandemic leaves you home-bound, we will hear from Naomi Lacey, who seeks to study peak community garden bodies to continue the development of our national organisation, and Gavin Hardy who will investigate the potential of community food forests and orchards.

This is the first evening webinar supporting the Urban Agriculture Forum, proving more opportunities to connect, grow and share. Purchasing a 3-day pass to the Urban Agriculture Forum gives you free access to all three evening webinars!

Registrations close at 5PM AEDT on April 18th.