Fair Food Week — an edible opportunity for community gardeners

Community gardening is a creative, edible activity that puts urban land to good, productive use… so, why not tell people about it Fair Food Week is your chance to do so.

At last year’s Fair Food Week, community gardeners organised tours and workshops in their gardens to introduce visitors to the opportunities and social values of community gardening. Sharing information and knowledge builds a broader public constituency around community gardening.

What can community gardens do during FFW 2015?

  1. Co-brand your event with the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, the organiser of Fair Food Week, so as to establish the week as an annual, national event. You will find graphics for websites, blogs and printing on the Fair Food Week website for you to download and use.
  2. List your event on the Fair Food Week website.
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Fair Food Week celebrates...

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Fair Food Week celebrates the 2015 International Year of Soil which aims to aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

Fair Food Week opens on World Food Day, 16 October 2015. This is the UN day for attention to the first Millennium Development Goal – to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. There are an estimated 800 million people chronically hungry and undernourished in the world today.[/vc_message][vc_message message_box_color="turquoise" icon_fontawesome="fa fa-angle-right"]

The 2015 World Food Day theme is...

Social Protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty

Social Protection has been chosen as the theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD) to highlight its importance in reducing rural poverty and granting access to food or means to buy food.

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Social protection can be defined as a range of solutions, often combined with each others, —such as work opportunities, provision of food, money and services— that are designed to support the vulnerable and help the poor in society move out of hunger and poverty.

To help you get acquainted with the 2015 theme, we have prepared two short briefs that you can read for background information, ideas and suggestions. Please open the links below to find the material we have prepared for you.

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Find out more...

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