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2nd National Sustainable Food Summit, Sydney, Australia (April 2012)

Editor’s Note: I would encourage all well-spoken permaculturists who can make it to Sydney for this event to go along and contribute your thoughts — to help show how permaculture can shift our planetary orbit onto a safer trajectory….

What: 2nd National Sustainable Food Summit
When: 2-4 April, 2012
Where: Dockside, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Last year, in April 2011, over 340 delegates including public health, primary producers and members of the business, government, education, community and not-for-profit sectors came together in Melbourne to share ideas that could inform a vision for Australia’s food system in 2030.

The Inaugural National Sustainable Food Summit generated extraordinary consensus for the need to collaborate and continue the conversations necessary to transform Australia’s food system.

The 2nd National Sustainable Food Summit has been designed to progress the discussion from 2011 — which focused on the limits and challenges to our current system — to begin to examine what new frameworks and emerging solutions will help support a sustainable and resilient food system for Australia now and in the future.

Download the full program here (2.3mb PDF).

The summit includes Australian and International scientists, sustainability strategists and food system thought leaders like Jeremy Rifkin (Foundation on Economic Trends), Julian Cribb (Author of The Coming Famine), Colin Chartres (International Water Management Institute), Olivier De Schutter (UN Special Rapporteur on The Right to Food), Kirsten Larsen (VEIL), Kaelene McLennan (Simplot), Robert Pekin (Food Connect), Nicola Watts (East Gippsland Food Cluster, Michael Croft (Mountain Creek Farms), Simone Tully (OBE) and Gabrielle Persley (The Crawford Fund).

3 Pillars Network is proud to be working with partners from across the food system including Meat & Livestock Australia, Grains Research & Development Corporation, Office of the Environment and Heritage, Dairy Australia, LRQA, Agrifood Skills, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Agribusiness Association of Australia, WWF Australia, Net Balance and Responsible Investment Association.

The 2nd National Sustainable Food will be taking place at Dockside, Sydney from 3-4 April 2012. Early Bird Ends on Friday 9 March. For more information and to register for the Summit, please email cheryl (at) or visit

Early Bird Ends Friday 9 March – Book Now!

25% Discount available for producers, small companies, not-for-profits and students

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