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Food Hubs: Can they benefit farmers, the community and public health?
17 August, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A Conversation with Anthony Flaccavento
Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer and small business owner, based in Abingdon, Virginia. In 2009, he founded SCALE, Inc, a private consulting business that catalyses and supports ecologically healthy economies and food systems. SCALE works with farmers, entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development agencies and others in both rural and urban environments. Anthony has a BS degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Master of Economic and Social Development, and is the author of Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up.
- to explain what a food hub is and showcase how the most successful food hubs work in USA, Australia and the world
- to identify the key ingredients and players in a successful food hub
- to hypothesise about the current state of affairs in the Australian Capital Region and propose possible pathways forward to building a thriving Australian Capital Region Food Hub
- to answer questions in a way that builds collective wisdom in the audience