A Food & Social Enterprise – Showcase Event, featuring six speakers from successful school and community-based food initiatives from around New Zealand, will be held at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic on October 28.The line-up will include Zaynel Sushil from Ka Pai Kai which provides healthy lunches to 12 primary and pre-schools in Tokoroa; and Julia Milne from Common Unity Project Aotearoa, who grow enough food on a disused soccer field to feed the children of Epuni School in Lower Hutt three times a week.Two of Christchurch’s post-quake success stories will also be highlighted with talks by Jade Temepara from Kākano Café & Cookery School, and Louis Go from Cultivate Waste.Showcase organiser Jasmin Jackson says the free, two-part event will benefit anyone interested in learning about, or establishing a food-related enterprise that is good for the community and the environment.
It will be great for sports clubs and other groups looking for ways to generate revenue, as well as marae, iwi entities and community organisations wanting to make positive change to support people in need. The afternoon session, showcasing school-based food enterprises, will be of particular interest to school teachers, principals, board of trustee members and parents.”She says participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their own ideas with the speakers who have ‘been there and done that’, and are keen to share their knowledge and learning with others.The Food & Social Enterprise – Showcase Event is being run by Healthy Families Rotorua and the Rotorua Local Food Network with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service and Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.The event will run from 8.30am to 4.30pm in C Block at the Mokoia Drive campus.
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