Here at Moonee Valley Sustainability we want to help you to find easy ways to source more of your food locally and seasonally.
Our grandparents lived in an age when food production was centred in the home. Households baked their own bread, made their own pastry, whipped up their own jams and pickled and preserved excess produce to ensure nothing was wasted.
Today, production has been globalised and industrialised to the extent that many of us don’t know where our food comes from, let alone how to make our own staples from scratch.
Global food production increased 250% from 1960 to 2019 as we industrialised agriculture. Climate change impacts, and population growth, predict a further 70% increase will be needed by 2050 if we continue on the same path.
The ecologic cost of having the current huge variety of out-of-season, imported, and convenience packaged foods is huge – 30% of our ecologic footprint.
Download our booklet for more information and checkout Transition Australia’s Handbook for useful tips and information about reconnecting with local food production.