Posts in Food Systems
On Your Marks. Get Cheffed.

‘You are what you eat’. Seems simple enough given the long known connection between nutrition and the workings of the human body. But isn’t there more to it than that? What we ‘are’ seems to be a pretty important question in these times of transition, in a region which for so long was ‘the place that kept the lights on’. Now that the simple singular narrative of the ‘energy producer’ is beginning to fade, the void that is left gives us an unprecedented opportunity (albeit, an intimidating one) to rewrite our own story. Whether we’re ready for it or not, the Latrobe Valley community is being given the chance to decide what we are if no longer an industrial coal mining community. Here at ReActivate Latrobe Valley we think that what we eat – our food, particularly our locally grown, harvested and prepared food - could be a big part of the story of who and what we are.

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Get Stuffed - the beginnings

In 2016 Reactivate Latrobe Valley was a finalist in the VicHealth Latrobe Valley Community Challenge with a plan to build a Future Food Network in Latrobe Valley. The local food movement taking shape reflects global movement toward sustainability, health and well being and resilient local economies in our rapidly changing world. We think the Latrobe Valley can add its weight to this movement, don’t you?

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