We have launched a Food and Agriculture working group. There is a need to act on the growing relationship of food production and its impact on carbon, moving to new farming approaches and soil regeneration. As a rural town this is a critical element of our area and the health and well being of the community.
The Food and Agriculture working team is in its formative stages and will begin by identifying key projects and developing partnerships with local farmers. We are already proud of the newly foraged partnership with Farmers for Climate Solutions.
Our focus will be at a local level to encourage people to change their eating habits by moving towards a more plant-based diet. To purchase food that’s organically grown locally, on a seasonal basis, which is fresher and requires limited transportation. We will encourage people to use local markets rather than the supermarkets where the produce is over packaged.