To help grow Melbourne’s local food economy, last year City of Melbourne, working with Doing Something Good, Open Food Network and Food Alliance, developed and ran Australia’s first design-led accelerator program to develop new local food projects. The 2015 Local Food Launchpad was an open, six session program over eight weeks, with over 30 participants working on 23 projects.
“Just having the space to play with ideas in a setting where everyone was in the same frame of mind was really incredible. It was a great think tank, and its been amazing to see how everyone else’s projects have developed and collaborate with other LFLP people in the last few months.”
“The LFLP drew together a fascinating group of people with inspiring ideas of how to change our food system. Working together to develop these ideas into projects, under the guidance of the Doing Something Good team, was a really valuable experience.”