Open Space Sessions

 

We have included two Open Space sessions on our programme because we want to create Open Spaces to hear your ideas and to make the most of the energy we'll create when we're all together.

1. Saturday 11.00am -12.30 pm with

Chris Ferreira

How can community gardens lead the way and make food secure communities?

 

We want to hear your wildest ideas, your strangest dreams and your secret desires about what a food secure community could look like. Set your imagination free and explore the possibilities with your fellow dreamers and thinkers.


There is an increasing awareness of the need for sustainable and healthy food systems that are resilient and local.  Growing food is at the heart of what community gardens do with many located within urban settings where there are lots of hungry mouths.
 

See here for some background reading

https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/07/20/farming-the-suburbs--why-cant-we-grow-food-wherever-we-want-.html

http://www.uaf.org.au/about-urban-agriculture

The outcomes from this Session will include a plan for action to spread seeds and begin the change.

2. Sunday  11.15am-12.30pm with

Costa Georgiadis

How do we gather people to stop the nonsense? Building a social movement one volunteer at a time.

Join Costa and volunteer groups in an Open Space session to explore big ideas and develop plans about how we can excite, motivate and get people to stay involved in Community Gardens and join the growing social movement to change...

The outcomes from this Session will include a plan for action to spread seeds and begin the change.