Check out NEC Overview of the Nelson Region Food System – Jan 2015 that was researched and written by one of our fantastic volunteers – Mel Vallance.
The Nelson region is a thriving community with a wealth of knowledge and effective initiatives and huge potential for developing food security at all levels.
This report offers an overview of the Nelson region food system focusing on the physical environment and food production, market distribution methods, surplus food distribution and also food waste in Nelson. As well as the risks associated with the global food system, food security and the benefits of establishing local food supplies to promote healthy communities are discussed. The role food plays in supporting community health, resilience, sustainability and wellness are explored and local activities and initiatives currently happening in the Nelson/Tasman region are outlined. Recommendations are made focusing on best practice both in Nelson and from other cities.