Food for Degrowth

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Food for degrowth is about producing and consuming food using caring, convivial, sharing, locally-oriented and climate sensitive practices. Drawing from their new book Food for Degrowth: Perspectives and Practices both co-editors and a contributor will discuss how 'frugal abundance' is practiced around the world and can expand. From cases of food self-provisioning to alternative food networks, farming cooperatives and community supported agriculture, we explore cultural and technological supports, and a sustainable food future for Melbourne.

As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2021.


Anitra Nelson is author of Housing for Degrowth (2018) and Exploring Degrowth (2020), and Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Ferne Edwards is co-editor (with Anitra Nelson) of Food for Degrowth (2020) and of Food, Senses and the City (2021), and is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Terry Leahy is author of Food Security for Rural Africa: Feeding the Farmers First (2019), a permaculturist and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science (Sociology and Anthropology) at University of Newcastle (NSW) but based in Brunswick (Victoria).