One of the strengths of Eat New Zealand has been imagining, in a tangible way, a food system that can feed us all and speaks to our place in the world. Our ability to feed our families and our visitors with our own food gives us mana and an ability to thrive. When we have enough to celebrate who we are, then we are truly rich.
Holding this vision for Aotearoa as a not-for-profit has its moments. We work super hard with very little resource but a huge amount of energy and passion. We’re surrounded by a large network of fellow thought leaders, all determined to move us towards this vision of abundance.
If I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me “I love the work that Eat New Zealand does” life would be so much simpler! So to recharge us all, we’ve taken some time to acknowledge the wins we’ve had as a movement this year, but also to use this moment to ask for help. If you’re an organisation that is keen to align yourselves with a future focussed, regenerative food movement, come at us.
We’ve decided to postpone next year’s Hui until the third quarter so we can ensure we have the right partners on board, and in the meantime, we’ve doubled down on our purpose and mission so you can all understand who we are...
There is so much goodness in this newsletter, from the Eat New Zealand podcast with one of the world’s leading arable and regenerative farmers, Andy Cato, to a brand new collection of Kaitaki stories on Substack. We announce a new hashtag #RepurposeTheSurplus and there's info about The Big Feed taking place today throughout Aotearoa.
Wishing you all peace and plates full of kai that nourishes both your puku (belly) and your wairua (soul).
Meri Kirihimete ki a koutou.
Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand.
#KnowYourFarmer #KnowYourFisher #EatNZGrains #GrowFoodCommunities #EatNZKaitaki #RepurposeTheSurplus #LotOfLittle
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