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Healthy Together Hume want to explore with you what a better food future might look like for Hume.

Hume has a vibrant, multi-cultural and abundant food history. But our growing population, rapidly changing environment and fast-paced lives have significantly reduced our ability to produce and access healthy affordable food. In order to build a future for Hume in which we can all thrive, we need to ensure that healthy and sustainable food is accessible and affordable for all.

In cities and towns all around the world residents, local businesses, community organisations, government and social entrepreneurs are coming together to build better food futures. By setting up community gardens, farmer’s markets, food hubs, school programs, food swaps, social enterprises and other innovative initiatives, they are building stronger communities, improving the health and wellbeing of residents, growing the local economy and laying solid foundations for the future.


Going Local Conversations

Help shape the future of food with Healthy Together Hume and Doing Something Good at the Hume Food Summit.

A partnership between Hume City Council, Dianella Community Health and Sunbury Community Health Centre, Healthy Together Hume are working with local communities, government, peak organisations, schools and workplaces to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play.

With Doing Something Good we’re bringing together producers, distributors, retailers, community organisations, schools, service providers and Hume residents looking to shape a better food future for Hume.

Join us to discuss growing, making, distributing, selling and eating healthy and sustainable food, and how we might tackle local challenges and tap into available opportunities to build a thriving local food economy, reduce food waste and improve our health and wellbeing.

The conversations we document and the insights that are captured will contribute to the development of Hume City Council food policy.

THE PROGRAM world cafe 2

The Hume Food Summit program  has been designed to be informative and inspiring. Participants will have the opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, insights and knowledge and have the kind of conversations that really matter.

Hear from healthy, sustainable and fair food pioneers from Hume City and around Australia including Keynote speakers Dr Nick Rose – National Coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, a member of the People’s Food Plan national Steering Team and Project Coordinator at The Food Alliance with Deakin University.


Nick will be joined on the day by five other special guest speakers giving seven minute Lightning Talks sharing their experience, insights and inspiration from the work they are doing toward a food system that is healthy, sustainable and fair. Confirmed speakers include:

At the Hume Food Summit participants will have the unique opportunity to lead Open Space sessions. In the afternoon there will be three rounds of participant led sessions, with four 45 minute sessions being run in each time slot – a total of 12 sessions. Early in the day we’ll open up a ‘market’ for participants to propose a topic and the type of session they would like to lead – it might be a presentation, conversation, workshop or planning discussion. Read more about Open Space Technologies here.

You will also get to meet exhibitioners from the following projects and organisations:

  1. Australian Community Logistics and Secondbite
  2. Yarra Valley Water
  3. Brite Services
  4. Healthy Together Hume
  5. Sunbury Organic Fruit and Veg Coop
  6. Harvest Sunbury
  7. Craigieburn Community Food Project
  8. Fork The Suburbs
  9. To Bee or Not To Bee
  10. The Lemon Tree Project


The Hume Food Summit is an opportunity for you to share thoughts, ideas and insights on how we might grow a healthy and sustainable food future for Hume together.


Tuesday 15 July 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm

Seminar Rooms 4 & 5
Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre
1093 Pascoe Vale Road

This is a free event. Places are limited, so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.