Food Creates Change

What is the role of food and culture in preventative health?

We want to expand the meaning of food beyond its role as fuel to sustain people. We do this by providing people with a platform to explore food from all its facets - how it connects people, how it interacts with our environment, where it has come from and how it improves our health- to reignite the conversation around the power of food to nourish and nurture our health, society and planet.



Federation Square - Food, Health, Planet Series

In partnership with Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, we are hosting a series of events designed to explore the topic of food - how it relates to our health and our planet. Through interactive exhibitions, hosted discussions and group activities, these events are designed to educate and inspire people to think more deeply about food.

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While food represents some of our greatest challenges, it is also key to overcoming them. festival21 is a two-day massive, grass-roots celebration of food, culture and future. An event designed to collectively explore how food can inspire positive change.

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SDF Open House

A bi-monthly event hosted at our hub to bring together dynamic actors across all areas of the food system - from farmers to nutritionists, researchers to advocates, entrepreneurs to chefs. Those at the nexus of our food system. To dive deep into topics and connect over conversation. 2019 Calendar coming soon.

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National Geographic Photo Camp

The SDF x Nat Geo Photo Camp brought 20 young people together, in addition to a team of five Nat Geo experts for one week, to document the story of their own food system - from growing right through to disposing - using photography.

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