A revolution aimed at offering everyone the capacity to have a healthy meal each day is sweeping the northern suburbs, and two peace week events are jumping onboard.
The revolution is the brain-child of emergency food support services and the state government and encourages the cultivation of food in community and home gardens, as opposed to spending money to purchase food.
The Northern Suburbs Community Centre has been swept up in the whirlwind of ensuring food security, and are getting themselves in on the action alongside the Migrant Resource Centre.
Next week is peace festival week and as part of the celebrations the centre will hold two events - one of which is aimed directly at encouraging food cultivation.
As part of that event the centre's Newnham location will welcome well-known Tasmanian farmer and agriculturalist Matthew Evans on August 5, amid agriCULTURED, who will hold a hands-on demonstration about cultivating crops and discuss his recent book Soil.
A second event for the week will be held two days later at the community centre when a cultural treasures market brings food, arts, crafts, live music and dance to the centre.
Northern Suburbs Community Centre general manager Trish O'Duffy said she was looking forward to hosting the events because of the attitude they had the potential to inspire.
"The idea is to reinvigorate the north of state by growing things, re-visiting food security and promoting food justice," she said.
"It combines peace week and food security - gardening is a peaceful exercise and it enables families to reconnect.
"The events will engage people and bring them to the centre and our hope is it will inspire people to get into gardening."
The event itself ticked all the boxes when it came to encouraging contemporary food justice, Ms O'Duffy said it could be the start of a holistic approach to increasing food security going forward.
She said in doing so there could be a movement away from emergency food relief and push towards enabling people to dictate their own food security.
Further details about the two events are available by calling the Northern Suburbs Community Centre on (03) 6326 5506. To book tickets for the Matthew Evans event head to tamarcommunitypeace.org.au.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: