We are one of seven Future Healthy Food Hubs across regional Victoria in an exciting partnership with VicHealth. This is an incredible opportunity for us to further strengthen Greater Bendigo as a leader in food sustainability, being Australia’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and having a Food Systems Strategy that places our whole community at the centre of the solution.
Our Grow Cook Share Food Hub is co-designed by our community to ensure an inclusive, accessible and inspiring food system. We are working with local producers, young people, and our multicultural communities, to grow, cook, share and sell food and to showcase our amazing food culture.
The key to achieving this vision is to meet our community where they are at with our range of initiatives – so our Grow Cook Share Food Hub is hub and spoke model, living at key sites; such as our Golden Gums Farm market garden, where our community can access, feel safe and connect. Key sites include growers markets at The Old Church On The Hill and Peppergreen Farm; schools and community houses.