About Food 4 Thought

  • Join us for ACFCGN’s 6th national gathering

    Food 4 Thought — exploring meaningful livelihoods in urban agriculture

    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.

    Just a reminder, we will NOT be selling tickets at the door, this is a pre-paid event.


    Final registrations closed at 5pm, Wednesday 19 March 2014.

    This will allow the organising team to finalise catering and other arrangement for the gathering. We look forward to seeing you in Hobart.  Just a reminder, we will NOT be selling tickets at the door, this is a pre-paid event.



    • Costa Georgiadis (ABC Gardening Australia)
    • Steve Solomon (author of The Intelligent Gardener)
    • Kirsten Larsen (Victorian Eco Innovation Lab)
    • Bonnie and Harry Wykman (Black Earth Workser’ Collective)
    • Nick Rose (The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance)
    • Sustainable Living Tasmania
    • Peta Christensen (Cultivating Community)
    • Chris Ennis (CERES Community Environment Park, Melbourne)
    • Hannah Moloney (Good Life Permaculture, Tasmania)
    • and more social and food system innovators in Hobart this Autumn for three days of intellectual, practical, educational and heart-warming delight.

    Let’s come together to learn, connect, share, push the boundaries and celebrate urban agriculture.

    This gathering is for local and state government staff (town planners, community development officers, policy makers), community/school gardeners, home gardeners, small-hold farmers, urban agriculture practitioners and for the rest of us curious folk who are new to this field.

    The weekend will consist of a broad range of engaging activities including:
    • field trips to local school and community gardens
    • hands-on workshops to learn techniques in food production, seed saving, composting, cooking and more
    • panel discussions with some of the top thinkers in the country
    • music to delight the ears, the senses, the feet
    • abundant opportunities to network with like-minded professionals
    •  nutritious, local catering.


    Ogilvie High School
    228 New Town Rd,
    New Town TAS 7008.

    The venue is a short bus journey from Hobart city. For those wanting (needing?) a little exercise, Google maps estimate the 4km walking time from Hobart city to the venue via Elizabeth Street and New Town Road at 50 minutes.

    To book

    Bookings have now closed – EVENT SOLD OUT!