Food System Strategy
The Moreland community does a range of exciting work in relation to food, including growing at home, social enterprises, community gardens, free food events, food swaps and food festivals.
Council developed the Moreland Food System Strategy to provide the building blocks for the community and Council to advance a sustainable, just and vibrant food system into the future.
The implementation of this strategy seeks opportunities to learn and create a resilient local food system together.
This strategy was based on community input that informed the Seeding Change report (PDF 14Mb) and was launched in September 2017.
The Strategy Action Plan continues to be a working document and will be amended as projects are finalised.
The 2016 report Food Security in the City of Moreland background report (PDF 997Kb) (produced by Cindy Tran at Melbourne University) drew from local evidence about the issues of food security in Moreland.
Working with groups, agencies and residents to address the causes of people lacking food security is an action in the Moreland Food System Strategy.
Council is undertaking a feasibility study in 2020 on establishing a community food hub in the north of Moreland, which has some of the least food secure communities in the municipality.
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
A priority action in the Food System Strategy was to develop measures to track progress against the outcomes we are looking for in the strategy.
A team of dedicated Moreland residents and community group members worked with Council Officers to develop a framework to help us monitor progress and if we need to, adjust the strategy actions to make sure we stay on track to achieve the strategy goals.