Our Initiatives

Cardinia Food Movement

Mission and work of the core group of local residents, teachers, farmers, health workers, gardeners and all round awesomeness doing the on the groundwork of the food movement.


Cardinia Community Food Strategy

Our journey to build a shared vision and action plan to grow a healthy, delicious, sustainable and fair local food system!

Community Solutions

A brief snapshot of some of the key initiatives that have been led, supported or enabled by different parts of our community as part of our journey so far.

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Growing The Future: Pakenham Community School Farm and Food Project

A community model for disadvantaged youth engagement and work pathways.

This project seeks to enable the development of a Community Farm School initiative to provide structured vocational learning and employment pathways for school students.

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Cardinia Community Kitchen

The Cardinia Community Kitchen initiative aims to support our local communities to improve their health and wellbeing through accessible workshops that enhance food knowledge, revive lost skills, teach kitchen fundamentals and foster connection between local food and farmers.


Healthy Education Network

A network formed to support and connect local schools and early learning centres with their work in food, gardening and health.