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Lessons from the USA

Guest speaker – Anthony Flaccavento

The National Community Food Hubs Speaking Tour comes to Tasmania on the 10th August. Attendees will hear from leading International Food Hub and Social Entrepreneur Anthony Flaccavento, President of SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies)

A Public Forum showcasing local food initiatives from North West Tasmania and the USA exploring innovative ways to create greater value for local producers, entrepreneurs, revitalising rural and regional communities and enhancing affordable access to healthy food for all.


When:     Wednesday 10th August
Time:       5pm for a 5.30 start.  End time 7.30pm
Where:    River Room, Wharf Road Ulverstone
Contact:  Sandy Murray

Registration: Eventbrite

Cost: Free


About Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer from Virginia, USA and author of a new book, ‘Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change’ released in Jun 2016. He has been working on community, environmental and economic development in the region for more than 30 years. He is dedicated to catalysing and supporting ecologically healthy regional economies and food systems.

Here is the flyer if you would like to promote this event.


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Innovation in the Food Industry @ UTAS Cradle Coast Campus

A bit of lobbying on our part has seen UTAS offer this Unit at the Cradle Coast Campus and we are super excited about it, and it is 100% tuition fee free!

The Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) – a research centre in the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics at the University of Tasmania – is a leader in the field of innovation. The AIRC’s research informs its teaching with the Centre delivering units in the areas of organisational innovation, food innovation, commercialisation, and enterprisevia undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programs.

Innovation in the Food Industry | Whether you’re producing, processing, packaging, purveying or presenting food, Innovation in the Food Industry will give you the tools and knowledge base to integrate innovation into your business strategy.

Topics covered include an understanding of creativity; application of innovation to the food industry at a business level; effects on commercialisation and entrepreneurship; food security and challenges to the food industry; regionalisation versus globalisation; innovation systems.

Local, national and international case studies will be drawn upon to illustrate this theory, as well as case studies of innovative food businesses and entrepreneurs. Additionally, guest speakers will be invited to provide their unique insight and knowledge into the industry.

DETAILS | This unit is web-dependent with a three day compulsory face to face component.

Dates: Online component commences – 11 August Face to face teaching dates – 23 & 24 August and 12 September

Venue: UTAS Cradle Coast campus – Building D – Room D201 Time: 9am to 5pm

Donwload the flyer for more information and please spread the word!

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We have launched!

Professor Janelle Allison delivers her pumpkins to PttP UTAS

Well it was all happening down at the Cradle Coast Campus of UTAS this morning. Our very low key launch got quite a boost when Eliza Wood from ABC Radio, Veronika Cox from The Advocate and Stephen Pink from WIN news all arrived at the same time to cover this great story! By the time I left an hour or so later produce was already being dropped off and taken so job well done!

The Produce to the People table right inside the front door of UTAS Cradle Coast