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Common Unity Project Aotearoa, Wellington on 14 June 2019

Event

posted by Research Admin 1 on 12 June 2019

Overview

Common Unity is a community based urban development project, established in 2012. It is based at The ReMakery - an enterprise hub in Waiwhetu Rd, Lower Hutt. It has grown into 14 community enterprises that address community issues and challenges, with more than 300 people involved. The project began by working closely with Epuni School to establish a micro-farm ensuring local children and families could be fed. There are now 11 micro-farms across the Hutt Valley, including Rimutaka Prison, where Julia tutors weekly. The project has delivered over 7 tonnes of produce to an off-grid kitchen built in 2018, with hundreds of meals now available each week to schools and community.

Speaker

Julia Milne is the founder of the Common Unity Project Aotearoa. Julia was awarded the Sustainability Champion Award 2014, the Transforming Food Award 2017 from the Sustainable Business Network, the NZ Gardener Magazine Wellington Gardener of the Year 2011, a Kiwibank Local Hero Award 2012, and a QSM in 2019. 

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Go to: https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/departments/publichealth/otago614539.html

All welcome

Date Friday, 14 June 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture, Department Seminar
Campus Wellington
Department Public Health (UOW)
Location Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Cost Free