FoodPATH and Community Garden Program
About the FoodPATH project
FoodPATH is the first project of its kind and will foster bold aspirations for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) sector, giving the communities a strong voice and the chance to bring about health and healing for future generations – so that the boorai can grow into healthy, connected, and strong people.
A ‘food environment’ shapes the way that we select, buy, and eat food. It is the physical, social, cultural, economic and policy conditions that influence the way we make food decisions.
FoodPATH which stands for Food Policies for Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander Health is made up of 9 Key Themes.
- Growing our own
- Buying local
- Food costs
- Access and isolation
- Food Knowledge and skills
- Work life
- Junk food marketing
- Food and mood
By working in partnership with VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organization) and Deakin University, Moogji is creating a Community Garden at our Bonang property addressing the 9 key themes above.
We are working together to establish a safe and welcoming place for community to come and enjoy. Whether it be by holding workshops to learn new skills that can be used every day at home, in the kitchen or the garden, to teach the younger generations coming though on how mob can be healthy, or simply to enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Connection, community, and healing are important.
The property has staff during work hours 8am-4pm so at any time community is welcome to come along and have a look, find out more information and once a production start come along and get your hands dirty.
As we progress, we will have workshop information available both online and by post.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or would like more information, please contact Bec by either visiting 291 Bonang Road Orbost, calling reception 51542133 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this link to VACCHO’s website where they have further information on why Moogji and other ACCOS are implanting these initiatives.