We recognise the need to build local food supply systems to provide a local alternative to our current globally-based food supply systems.
People around the globe are increasingly food insecure, and it is only a matter of time before our own food supplies will be impacted as variables like climate change, population growth, transport fuel supply, phosphate, soil and water supply increase pressures.
At a local level, we apply these understandings to:
- value skills associated with horticulture, animal husbandry, Permaculture, aquaculture, bee-keeping and food growing
- initiate and support home garden, community and school garden, and urban agriculture projects
- identify local resources for food growing, skilling, and processing
- buy local from local food businesses and farmers markets
- buy food in bulk cooperatively or direct from growers
- learn and practice skills of cooking, drying, preserving, brewing, fermenting and storing food supplies
- promote local produce
- support local farmers
- support emergency food distribution networks to ensure everyone local has sufficient to eat
- identify key gaps in our food supply locally, and begin to fill them