Slow Food Brisbane actively supports:
1. Cannon Hill Primary School Kitchen and Garden— https://cannonhillss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
Operate at the frontline of educational innovation, with various learning strategies including the acclaimed Reggio Emilia approach, Project-Based learning, Inquiry-Based learning, and Product-Based learning. They actively use action research and practitioner research to reflect on the efficacy and individual ‘fit’ of the evidence-based research that guides our broader strategies.
2. Millen Farm— http://www.millenfarm.org/
Millen Farm is a not for profit organisation in Samford Valley, 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD
- Establish a financially and ecologically sustainable urban farming system
- Develop opportunities for hands-on, formal and informal learning in urban organic farming
- Provide learning activities that enhance the capacity to make choices between a range of organic agricultural systems (permaculture, biodynamics, organics, biological) rather than a ‘one system is best’ approach
- Maximise underutilised private and public land for food growin
3. Fight against food waste:
According to estimates from the FAO, one third of all food produced worldwide goes to waste. Table scraps are only the final step in a long chain of waste that begins in the fields and continues through warehouses and supermarkets…
We support FoodBank — https://www.foodbankqld.org.au/
Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia.
Last year alone, they provided enough food for over 63 million meals
Each year, 15% of the Australian population are hit by hard times and find themselves unable to get the food they need.
For those unaware of this crisis you may ask what is food insecurity? In the simplest of definitions it is…
“A situation that exists when people lack secure access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food for normal growth and development and an active healthy life.”1
With the top five causes of food insecurity being an unexpected expense or bill, low income, rent/ mortgage repayments, high priced foods, and illness/ injury is it any wonder that 188,000 Queenslander’s are seeking assistance every month.
To get through the tough times people often go without. Today, two in five (41%) food insecure Australian’s have not paid their bills in order to have enough money to buy food.
Some of the benefits of receiving food relief are…
- 43% feel less hungry
- 36% able to focus/ concentrate better
- 33% noticed an improvement in physical health
- 30% felt less nauseous
- 28% able to better plan for the future