Peta Christensen

  • As one of the original members of Cultivating Community, Peta is a true pioneer and leader in the Australian urban agriculture movement, helping to develop and shape methodologies for engaging people in creating local food systems.

    Peta received a Churchill fellowship in the early 2000s to research community food projects in Denmark, Brazil, Cuba, Canada and USA. Fired up by the local food system approach she’d seen overseas, Peta began working with community food markets, produce swaps, community compost initiatives, street gardens and local government food policy projects. Basically Peta is one of the main people we have to thank for kick-starting what is now a flourishing movement.


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