Food Sovereignty - Luminate Festival

Food Sovereignty


Presenter: Robina McCurdy
Suitable for: Adults only

Learn how a multi-faceted approach to localising food can get you out of supermarkets – forever! Find out about attempts to counteract the decline in seed varieties and the rise of corporate control over our food and seeds. Do a bit of hands-on seedsaving. Learn how permaculture and community development methods applied to bioregional food resilience can recharge local economies.

A short film produced by the Localising Food Project will also be screened to serve as supportive evidence.

Presenter Bio:

Robina is the founder of The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa (, a Charitable Trust dedicated to sustainability education. She also pioneered the 32 year-old Tui Land Trust in Golden Bay, a residential farm community where she has her home. Robina works as a community development facilitator, permaculture educator, organic garden designer, and nature connection guide with more than 30 years experience behind her. She has taught and applied her powerful participatory processes for collective decision-making and action to households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, eco villages and bioregions throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as in 15 countries internationally. She has produced a range of practical teaching resources, including a Treecrop Species Compendium, a Home Garden Coaching guide, and a Community Facilitation manual called ‘Grounding Vision: Empowering Culture.’ In 2012, Robina initiated ‘The Localising Food Project,’ through which she is becoming a recognised documentary producer.


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