Cultivating regenerative food systems


Dan Milne, a committee member of Local Food Connect, passionately advocates for regenerative farming, emphasising its healing impact on living systems by enhancing soil, air and water quality. He highlights the importance of fostering direct connections between eaters and growers, and points out the role of Local Food Connect in supporting local farming initiatives in north east Melbourne. 

Caring Farms Coop, a not-for-profit urban farm operating under a land share arrangement, cultivates organic produce that is sold to local businesses and donated to a food relief program. Horticulturist Callum shares the daily satisfaction and challenges of this initiative, stressing the positive impact of providing local businesses with seasonal fresh produce with a minimal carbon footprint. The Caring Farms Co-op is comprised of members of The Veggie Empire.

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