Local Food Northland’s inaugural conference was at NorthTec’s Raumanga Campus on Monday and Tuesday 13, 14 February 2017.
We had an exciting programme lined up, including international and national presenters and a great range of Northland thought leaders in sustainable food systems.
Here is Channel North’s short video showcasing the conference.
Thank you two our sponsors, NorthTec, Northland Inc, the Far North District Council, Shiraz Indian Restaurant and the Te Tai Tokerau PHO.
|9.00||Powhiri (Te Puna o te Matauranga Marae)|
|9.50||Introductions and housekeeping|
|10.00||The North American food movement experience Anne Palmer, Johns Hopkins University|
|10.40||Accelerating food systems change in Northland. Peter Bruce, Local Food Northland and NorthTec|
|11. 15||Designing our food future: A regional food plan? – Ruth Marsh, Eco Solutions|
|12.45||Tikanga Mãori and sustainability, Rangimarie Price|
|1.15||Collaborative tools for a new paradigm – moving from aspirational goals to community outcomes, Jeff Griggs, Local Food Northland|
|1.45||Workshops based on the regional food plan|
|3.05||What is our food story? A chef’s perspective – Presenter to be finalised.|
|9.00||Welcome for day two|
|9.05||Feedback from workshops|
|9.30||Global boycott from your own back yard, Dr Melissa Gilbert|
|10.00||Food Recovery : closing the loop and creating new options, Dr Laupepa Va’a, Northland DHB|
|10.50||Sustainable Diets and traditional food systems, Professor Barbara Burlingame, Massey University|
|11. 30||Panel: Growing local production|
|1.00||Workshops based on the Regional Food Plan (continued)|
|1.45||Panel: Food hubs|
|2.30||Pulling it all together: imagining a new future – Clive McKegg, Local Food Northland|
|3.20||Plenary and conference close|
The Conference Dinner on Monday 13 February, will be a local food banquet, with much of the ingredients sourced on the weekend before in a food forage. Conference participants can join the forage, on the sea, the shore, in our hills or local gardens. More detail to follow.