Time: March 27, 2013 at 6pm to March 28, 2013 at 9:30pm
Location: Waihi College, Waihi and Katikati Communtiy Resource Centre, Katikati
City/Town: Waihi and Katikati
Event Type: fundraiser, potluck, and, presentations
Organized By: Eddie Vine
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2013
Come and celebrate local food in our community - be inspired by the initiatives of other local foodies all over New Zealand - and increase your awareness about rapidly changing legal rights and responsibilities around food production and distribution in NZ. With the support of Waihi Community Resource Centre, Katikati Community Resource Centre, and Waihi College, Earthcare Education Aotearoa will be running an evening double-bill presentation, local food ‘potluck’ supper and discussion about local food resilience on the following two evenings: Wednesday 27 March, 6-9.30pm at Waihi College, Kensington Road, Waihi Thursday 28 March, 6-9.30pm at the Katikati Community Resource Centre, 45 Beach Road, Katikati Robina McCurdy and Susie Lees will present up-to-date information and facilitate discussion about legislation such as the Food Bill, National Animal Identification Bill, and relevant aspects of the Resource Management Act. Earthcare Education Aotearoa, is a charitable trust touring NZ as part of a national ‘Localising Food Tour’. They are delivering a series of workshops to empower people to grow their own food and to mobilise communities for food self-reliance. Sharing inspiration and ideas from a multitude of exciting local food initiatives from all over New Zealand, they are also encouraging communities to develop local food resilience action plans. Being prepared for the realities of climate instability on communities includes thinking about our food. As we see the costs of food continuing to rise, food security slipping, and an upward trend in people interested in growing their own food, the time to act is now - people need these resources on the ground in communities around NZ. Bring along something 'local' for the potluck, and enjoy the sharing - ideas, food and company! Please spread the invitation - no need to book - just turn up!