Sustainable diet

Tasmania has become synonymous with quality produce and artisanal food producers. The diversity of our food production culture and fertile soils is often celebrated. Yet...


At the same time a surprisingly large number of Tasmanian’s cannot afford a healthy diet. The 2015 Sustainable Living Festival brings together a diverse range of experts from academia, government and industry to discuss what a sustainable Tasmanian diet might look like in view of these multiple, sometimes conflicting characteristics.

Our panellists are:

  • James Kirkpatrick- Distinguished Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, UTAS
  • Jarod Santana- Permaculture teacher focusing on farm scale regenerative design and holistic management, Mapali Farm
  • Alban Johnson- One of Australia's longest standing wholefood store operators, with a keen interest in sustainability and waste minimisation, Eumarrah
  • Louise Sales- One of the founders of Hobart City Farm, spokesperson on food for Friends of the Earth, Honours in Biology, Masters in Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Rohan Nelson- Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics & Policy at the University of Tasmania
  • Will Bignell, Thorpe Farm

Have you got any questions you would like answered during the in depth discussion? Ask them here, before 24th October:

  • October 31, 2015 at 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront
    Princes Wharf 1 Castray Esplanade
    Hobart, Tasmania 7000
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  • Michele Mathews

    03 6281 9375