Northern Rivers Foodlinks Project
What is the Foodlinks Project?
Northern Rivers Food Links Project is supported by our seven regional councils and Rous Water to promote local food production, distribution, consumption and overall sustainability. It is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust with $2m over two years.
The project aims to future proof the Northern Rivers urban communities against the impacts of Climate Change and Peak Oil by addressing the environmental impacts of food supply chains locally.
The project will :
- assist the local government to build capacity and develop the skills, resources and tools needed to support urban agriculture
- increase community education on links between sustainability and buying local
- increase links between organic waste recycling and nutrient harvesting for soil health
- reduce organic waste and landfill
- enhance food literacy and healthy lifestyles
- support a reduction of transportation and petrol costs associated with food supply
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food distribution systems
- increase social connectedness and community resilience,
- develop better connections between the region’s growers and consumers.
Do you have a project?
Expressions of interest are sought for the Northern Rivers Foodlinks Project/Village Showcase Project. There's $50k for one sustainable community food systems project in each of the LGA's in the Northern Rivers, and this is available to not-for-profit community groups.
Project Manager - Samantha Muller
Local Government Project Officer - Andrew Woods
Or go to the Byron Shire Council website
You can also download more information about the Village Showcase project here....