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Your Town, Your Food

Too cold to go out in the garden? Winter is a good time to prepare and plan for the seasons to come. It’s future planning time. It is also a good time to watch a good film. Well, if that is your cup of tea and if you are in the Goulburn Valley area, and interested in creating healthier communities, livelihoods and fun founded on initiatives that are sustainable and support local producers then the second Tatura film festival is the one for you. It will be held on Saturday August 29.

Organised by Transition Tatura, the 397th Transition town in the world according to the official register, the festival will focus on food. Where do you get your food from and how does it get to you? What’s so good about local food, looking at production, distribution, consumption and composting? What is the real cost of what we eat, and who dictates what one eats? You or a big supermarket, or agrobusiness corporation? These are just some of the topics that will be covered on the day.

TaturaFilm_Poster_FINAL copyDavid Holmgren will be the keynote speaker and he will introduce the film Design for Life (Australia, 68mins) while Su Dennett from Hepburn Relocalisation Network will show a 2009 film from USA, Homegrown revolution. Following the films, they will discuss some of the points raised in the films, and take part in a community conversation on localisation, energy reduction and resilient community building.

If you are in the area, why don’t you come around and spend a day watching thought provoking films, take part in the discussion, and join in planning for the future.

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