Darwin ICC Regional CDEP Network Workshop Best practice and new opportunities - Local food gardens, food systems and horticulture. Workshop Aims. To link/support CDEP food garden/hort projects
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Regional CDEP Network Workshop
Best practice and new opportunities - Local food gardens, food systems and horticulture
DAY 1: What’s underway: CDEP projects, CDEP/Industry
DAY 2: Effective project planning & partnerships
PLUS - Write it on the Wall ‘Key Topics: Ideas & Suggestions’
- The ‘Steam Box’
EAT LOCAL – HUNT, GATHER & GROW LOCAL …Many ways to access & produce more fresh food & use local knowledge & resources
Not a new idea… bush foods are great foods…
CDEP led ‘market’ garden & nursery training projects & enterprises
Commercial farms - partnerships &/or leases on Aboriginal owned land.
Homeland Gardens – extended family activities
Different types of food gardens & farms all have an important role to play – different roles, objectives, time frames, investment, & criteria for success. CDEP a key player to build skills & participation, to help create pathways to better livelihoods, enterprise & employment
School Gardens – teaching & learning, health & nutrition
Home gardens – in communities & towns
Life Skills & Demonstration Gardens – Community Programs
Landscaping & Landcare - ‘fusion’ plantings, food bearing plants
Provide for family
Provide for community
Skills, jobs, interest, pleasure
FOOD GARDENS & HORTICULTURE...food for thought….
WHY? CDEP PROVIDERS: Engagement, Participation, Community Development, Training, Work Experience, Life skills, Jobs, Pathways to new training choices…
WHAT IS RIG NETWORK?
RIG Network is an independent project initiative, that involves stakeholders from community, industry, training, research, and government and non-government organisations, to conduct activities in two core program areas:
Network development and information sharing - via the RIG Network website, RIG newsletters, discussion groups, and email communications.
Strategic research, advocacy and policy development - via targeted research and outreach projects, to better understand and support more sustainable local food production initiatives in remote communities.