Food 4 Thought
Come and join us in Hobart from 21 to 23 March 2014

6th ACFCGN national community garden gathering

A national gathering nestled comfortably in Hobart with some of Australia's greatest food garden innovators coming together to teach connect, share, inspire and mobilise. We're all about super productive urban gardens. This is a gathering for your family, for your school, for your community and for your livelihood.


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Help feed over 100 people with fresh produce from your vegie patch.

You’ve heard of crowd funding, well we’re doing crowd FARMING for the national community food garden gathering, Food 4 Thought.

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for Food 4 Thought!

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Program Schedule
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01:00 PM - : – 5:00PM Friday — 9:00AM-5:00PM Sat. & Sun.

Friday afternoon, 21 March 2014

Field Trips

Beginning at the St Johns Community Garden, New Town two guided tours will visit school gardens and local community gardens in the Hobart environs and the scenic Channel area.

  • The Channel trip
  • Hobart environs
Find out more about the field trips
 Friday evening

Welcome drinks at Kickstart Arts with permaculture musician, Charlie MGee
St Johns Avenue, New Town, opposite the community garden

Saturday 22 March 2014


  • Welcome and  opening keynote speakers
  • Follow-up keynote workshops


  • Workshops  Streams: Education, Growing Food, Partnerships, Enterprise
  • Round Table Sessions then Sharing Circle

Saturday Night Dinner

Our fabulous conference dinner, not to be missed!

Delicious food, fabulous local entertainment and wonderful community gardeny types to socialise with.

Note that a separate booking is needed to come for dinner.

Sunday 23 March 2014


  • AGM for Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network
  • Plenary and Open Space and workshops
  • Workshops  Streams: Education, Growing Food, Partnerships


  • Workshops  Streams: Education, Growing Food, Partnerships
  • or Urban Food Production Tour
  • Sharing circle and closing session
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Speaker Lineup
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Dr Nick Rose

Dr Nick Rose is the National Coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Project Coordinator of the Victorian Food Systems Network project at the Food Alliance. He is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to investigate innovative models of urban agriculture in Argentina and the United States. Amongst other projects Nick was one […]

Costa Georgiadis

Host of ABC's Gardening Australia

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people…

Kisten Larson

Food systems consultant

Kirsten Larsen been working on and in food systems for 5 years …

Peta Christensen

Food Systems Team Leader, Cultivating Community

As one of the original members of Cultivating Community, Peta is a true pioneer and leader in the Australian urban agriculture movement…

Chris Ennis

Organic Farm & Fair Food Manager at CERES

Chris manages the CERES Organic Farm and Fair Food, part of a thriving environmental education centre in the heart of Melbourne.

Bonnie and Harry Wykman

Black Earth Workers' Collective

Bonnie and Harry Wykman (brother and sister team) are founding members of the Black Earth Workers’ Collective

Steve Solomon

Author of gardening books in Tasmania

Steve Solomon is the author of some of the most treasured gardening books in Tasmania …