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Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities: Workshop

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities: Workshop

March 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
151 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia

Pathways for Regeneration from Farm to Fork

A thriving food system should support optimal planetary health and human wellbeing, create and distribute widely and fairly
multiple economic benefits, and foster respect and connectedness across cultures, countries and generations.

This interactive and participatory workshop is the first step in such a whole-of-system collaborative effort at major change of WA’s food system, for the benefit of all. The workshop will lay the foundations for transformational co-learning to drive key changes in policy, planning, resourcing and investment.

Join us and be part of this ground-breaking initiative with an inspiring multi-stakeholder project. 

FEATURING our excellent speakers:

* Dr. Lenore Newman, PhD, award-winning University of the Fraser ValleyAssociate Professor, writer and urban geographer
* Dr. Charles Massy OAM, PhD, regenerative farmer, agricultural ecologist and author of “Call of the Reed Warbler”
* Dr. Nick Rose, PhD, Sustain executive director, sustainable food systems expert and Churchill Fellow
* Di Haggerty, central wheatbelt farmer who along with husband Ian and son James developed the farming practise “Natural Intelligence Farming”
* Ben Cole, Managing Director of Wide Open Agriculture, a company seeking to revitalise Western Australia’s Wheatbelt through diversified, regenerative farming systems
* Jennie Franceschi, 2017 Telstra Australian Corporate and Private Award winner, Managing Shareholder of Fresh Produce Alliance processing facility championing sustainable agriculture ecosystems

Cost: $48.50

ClimateClever Schools: South East Sustainable Schools Network

ClimateClever Schools: South East Sustainable Schools Network

February 27, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thornlie Senior High School, 2 Ovens Rd, Thornlie WA 6108, Australia

Join like-minded educators and hear from Dr Vanessa Rauland from Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute. Vanessa will share the outcomes of the Low Carbon Schools program, including practical information on how to lower your schools utility bills. Vanessa will also talk about the new program, ClimateClever, which is currently accepting registrations for 2018.

Afternoon tea is provided.

You will also join a guided tour of Thornlie Senior High School to see how they are achieving great sustainability outcomes in the areas of waste, energy and biodiversity.

This meeting is a chance for local primary and high school teachers, as well as early childhood educators to share ideas about the ways they run their classrooms and services sustainably and how they teach children to care for the environment and people. These meetings occur once per term and we will invite speakers to address sustainability topics that are of most interest to meeting participants.