Eat Drink Talk Think is a networking and conversation night about sustainable fair food, held on the first Tuesday of each season. Each event hosts inspiring short talks around a theme followed by discussion and networking. The evening gives those working and volunteering on sustainable and fair food projects an opportunity to meet, be inspired by others’ projects, discuss ideas, forge new relationships, imagine new collaborative projects, and stay connected with what’s happening.
The Winter 2016 edition of Eat Drink Talk Think looks at how the finance industry and debt shape our food system, some of the impacts of that influence being felt locally, and some innovative ways to bring about change in how we finance our food and farmers.
Along with our two speakers, there will be some structured discussion about a variety of innovative financing models – have a think, and come along prepared to share examples you’ve seen work elsewhere.
Tuesday June 7th, 6pm-9pm
Shebeen, Manchester Lane, Melbourne
The evening’s speakers include:
Dr Michael Santhanam-Martin is part of the Rural Innovation Research Group at University of Melbourne. His PhD looked at the politics of the Victorian dairy industry, and he’ll bring valuable insights into the recent dairy price drop that has left so many farmers in overnight debt.
Danny Kinnear of Danny’s Farm Blampied has recently wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign for the conversion of a food truck for his 5 acre Daylesford farm. Danny brings an interesting perspective to the conversation as a young farmer exploring alternative farm finance models, while challenging the conventions of what it means to run a successful and profitable sustainable farming venture.
Tickets $7 online, or $8 on the door.
Eat Drink Talk Think is endorsed by 3000 Acres, the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Open Food Network, Sustain: The Australian Food Network, Melbourne Farmers’ Markets, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Fair Food Challenge, Cultivating Community, Permablitz Melbourne, and more.
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