Beyond Organic NZ Tour

Almost 100 people turned up yesterday to the Edible Canterbury Hui.

This hui followed on from the inaugural gathering of September 2013 and a second one in March 2014, which together formed the Food Resilience Network and subsequently its action plan, Edible Canterbury.

The day featured Quebec-based farmer Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farm, and James Samuel who spoke about Ooooby and the growth in Urban and Local food and next year’s Six Figure Farming tour – which Vicki Buck made a point of showing support for. They have been travelling the country on their Beyond Organic NZ tour sharing lessons learned in creating highly productive food systems, and inspired the audience to think differently about how growing space can best be used.

A special moment of the afternoon was the signing of the Edible Canterbury Charter, with Acting Mayor of Christchurch Vicki Buck speaking on behalf of the Christchurch…

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