Food Security Education Course

A course covering some thought fascinating facts and information about local and global food security. A must for anyone interested in the future of food.

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*If this course is sold out or unavailable then please email us to join the Waitlist so we can notify you when we run the same course again.
Time: 4.30pm -7.30pm (Wednesday)
Cost: $75.00 (inc GST)
Venue: Garden Training Centre, 223 Clarence Street, Howrah, TAS, 7018
What you will learn This course provides a detailed overview of local and global food security, the risks that food insecurity poses to families and communities and how we can all play a vital role in food security solutions.
This course covers:

  • an overview of what true food security is
  • types of food security models including the ones commonly relied on
  • history of global agriculture and how this has impacted on food security
  • trends (both current and emerging) in local and global food production and what this means for the food chain
  • 21st century food security challenges
  • The good news: practical ways to support 21st century food security solutions

This course also includes a tour of our onsite food farm and seedbank to demonstrate an example of food security at a local level. Participants will also receive a free packet of seeds!

What to wear, what to bring: Wear comfortable gardening clothes including sturdy shoes. Bring a hat and your lunch. Depending on the time of the year you might also need to bring wet weather gear or sunblock!
What we provide: You will receive free course handouts covering the course content. We will also send you away with a free packet of seeds so that you can get started in your own garden.

All gardening tools required during the course are provided on site as well as tea and coffee facilities to keep you hydrated.

In addition to this you will receive practical skills, a wealth of knowledge and some great networks to support your future gardening endeavours. All participants are emailed a Course Certificate after the course.

Your trainer: Michael is the founder of Grow Dynamix and is a qualified horticulturist and trainer with over 30 years-experience in the industry. His experience covers market gardens, production and retail nurseries, landscaping and garden design, organic food production and the design and running of school and community food gardens. Michael works regularly on local and international food security projects and is passionate about teaching people how to grow their own food so that they can eat healthy, save money and enjoy the art of successful gardening.
Booking a place: If the course of your choice is booked out please check current courses on the Training Page as new course dates are added regularly.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds for non-attendance. If you are unable to attend the course you are booked into you are welcome to arrange for a family member or friend to take your place. Or alternatively email us ( 24hours prior to the course commencing to arrange attendance at the same course on another date.