The Northern Rivers sustainable food industry is a growing area, particularly for young farmers who are embracing a future of sustainable, ecologically-balanced food production. As this dynamic group of young farmers grows, so too do the networks available to support our local farmers, with the Byron region leading the way with three new local food projects.
The Northern Rivers Young Farmers Alliance is a voice for young farmers in the region. Co-founded by Future Feeders and Green Goddess Farm, the group aims to build unity through promoting, networking and collaborating the work of young farmers in the area.
The Byron Region Food Sovereignty Network is a local group designed to engage the “amazing go getters and change makers from the Byron Region”. Through bi-monthly meetings and an active Facebook group the Network aims to assist in creating a peer-to-peer support network for real discussion, support and inspiration.
The Byron Region FEED (Farmer Endorsed Ecological Development) program is a local Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). PGS is a grass roots alternative to Certified Organics and is a growing movement to localise the control of food standards back into the hands of community. This is a pilot group, still very much in its infancy, however people interested in being involved can email Joel at future feeders on firstname.lastname@example.org.