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LHC 2013 Participants (54)

A Fresh Legacy (Geelong, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: My family and I mostly eat home grown, or local produce and love to support local farmers. I am completing the challenge to discover some new producers and businesses. I am inviting others to join me in the Challenge and will use my blog to provide information and inspiration to others to make local food choices and share their experience. Follow at: http://afreshlegacy.net

My team: A Fresh Legacy

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Agness (Bocoble, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We like to eat seasonal, local, sustainably grown food the challenge is to see how self-sufficient we can be.

My team: High Steaks Farming

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Alan Storey (Doveton, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am trying to help people to start organic gardens but struggle to push myself to eat well somedays. This will help me realize how far i have come as well as encourage me to get back on track with my objectives and my health.

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Alisha (Stanmore, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I want to live more sustainably to lower my impact on the earth. I also want to start gardening to teach my daughter where food comes from and for us to be able to eat healthy, organic foods without a huge cost.

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Angela Gray (Alderley, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: Shouldn't we all be doing this!!!

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Bhavini Patel (NT)

Why I'm doing it: to be more connected to where i live

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: FoodCareNT

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Brit Ballard (Peregian Beach, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I regularly buy and consume local food and support local farmers by being in a co-op, but I'm interested taking that to the next step by trying to be 100% local for a week. Should be fun!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Bronwen Cavallo (Surrey Hills, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Will be starting a week late due to a trip away but then a full week, extending to changing over as much as possible to local, sustainable, fairtrade and/or packaging free.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Callisha Gregg-rowan (Kangaroo Ground, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: To support sustainable initiatives, creating a 'back to basics' approach to living off the land and protecting the Earth's precious resources. Borrowing and using the land, animals and plants in the most sustainable, renewable method we know how.

My radius: Within My State

My team: earth growers

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Caro Ryan (Dee Why, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We participated in the challenge last year and it really kicked off a year of exploring and change. We buy most of our food at the local farmers market, supermarkets are only visited for toilet paper and the like. I now make my own sourdough bread, cheese, yoghurt and more (even started to make my own soap) and have found thousands of like-minded people out there. Cooking has always been an important part of my day, I just like to eat well and we eat better than ever before, with much more veggies and fruit (although I do not eat meat since I was 12). It is possible to go more sustainable and local, even in big cities, you just need to look for it. Thank you Local Harvest for challenging, it has certainly changed my life and I look forward to learn so much more!

My radius: Within My State

My team: Starfruit

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Carol (West Wallsend, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I decided to take the challenged so I expand my knowledge of local produce. I already shop weekly at the farmers market but would like to know even more local choices. My inspiration is my children. Knowing they will make healthier more ethical choices as adults because of what they learn from me today.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Catherine Speirs (Hoppers Crossing, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am so passionate about supporting local produce - after starting to grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs a couple years ago, I am now super keen to help educate other people on how important, healthy and rewarding it can be to do this for yourself. I love teaching friends about how easy it is to grow even one or two of their favourite veggies and herbs and love to see their amazement when they realise how simple it can be!

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Claire Burnet (TAS)

Why I'm doing it: I have been living a Tassie-only diet for 11 months - I set myself a 12 month challenge and it is nearly over now. I won't lie - sourcing and eating only food grown in Tasmania has been harder than I imagined. But it has been worth it. My kids and I are much more aware of where everything we buy comes from now - not just food. My heart swelled when they noticed and asked me why all their toys are made in China and not Tasmania! A week is easy peasy people - just do it!!!

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Danny (Alawa, NT)

Why I'm doing it: It's a great endeavour. People need to adapt their eating habits to the location they have chosen to inhabit. You will learn a lot about your local environment whilst feeling much closer to it.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Numba 99

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Emily Mangan (Mt. Eliza, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I was initially inspired to shop at farmers' markets for health, enjoyment, and to get outdoors. I then started buying organic and picking up produce from a farmer in moorooduc, he and some others began to educate me on the nasties of chemically enhanced foods etc. and I bought a book called "Shop Ethical!" where I found your website and started surfing... to find this challenge, which I'll be getting my whole family and some friends involved in :-) Thank you!

My radius: Within My State

My team: The Munchies

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Emma (Lawson, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Eating Locally, Buying from Local Shops and enjoy fresh handmade meals not from over sized packaging.

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Emma (Alawa, NT)

Why I'm doing it: I run a blog called www.tasteofthetopend.com I signed up before, but now have changed the details and will promote our team through different networks including community gardens and foodcareNT. It is challenging here as very few products are local. We will have a before workshop about stock piling/ making oil and one after- it is an awesome idea

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: FoodCareNT

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Emma Lupin (Darwin, NT)

Why I'm doing it: I have been writing a blog www.tasteofthetopend.com all about growing and eating as much local food in the Darwin region- this can be quite challenging for many reasons. There is no local meat or dairy industry, 100% of dry food and 97% of fresh produce is trucked in more than 3000kms. Saying this there are great community gardens and networks- but right now these are small and we are trying to spread the word!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Numba 99

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Fiona Kerr (Sunshine, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I feel I've gotten slack about my food choices and living sustainably. I even missed Lent this year (my usual recharging time on packaging and supermarket reduction). And a friend told me about the challenge so I'm in! It also ties into some things we are getting our students to inquire about next term, so I'm hoping to get some background info.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Halo Ohalloran (Tocumwal, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I really want to reduce my impact on the environment and stop being a slave to the supermarket monsters!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Howzit garn (Rapid Creek, NT)

Why I'm doing it: i already do this, i have a garden with over 140 varieties of edible plants, live across the road from the mulchpiy community garden am the grounds coordinator for lakeside drive community garden at alawa (7mins bike ride) and deliver produce from aweganic gardens (my microfarm) to darwins only organic food retail outlet which is only 700 odd footsteps away. and support with growing finances and implementation of the top end edible verges project wullla!!!!!!!!

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: aweganicgardens

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Ian Cleland (Lewisham, Sydney, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: To me this is about our future food security being able to eat food that is safe from pesticides, chemicals, irradiation and GMO's. I want to be the change - this is about fighting a system that puts profits before people and the safety and security of our food supply

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: Household

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jackie McConnell (VIC)

Why I'm doing it: To build on the changes we have already made to our procuring of our food.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Westies

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Janet Ray (Footscray, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: It's is the only way forward for our family

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: Westies

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jason Hay (Weyba Downs, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: Great community awareness/initiative

My team: Lake Weyba Community

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jill Pring (Drysdale, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am convener of local produce swap group so support any idea that promotes sourcing local seasonal food.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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Joei (Tugun, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I love our veggie garden and am often inspired by what it offers for my menu. I love to support local and Australian growers and where possible enjoy organic produce, and the challenge gives me a chance to be even more conscious of what I am feeding my temple <3

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Johanna (TAS)

Why I'm doing it: This challenge seems to be the perfect way to support local, ethical produce and eat healthily at the same time.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Strawberry Fields

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jonathan Prince (Alawa, NT)

Why I'm doing it: Live where eating local can be very difficult. Interested to see just how much can be achieved whilst still maintaining healthy balanced varied AND interesting diet.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: FoodCareNT

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Kate & Michael (NT)

Why I'm doing it: See blog of Challenge week at http://michaelishungry.blogspot.com.au/

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Kathleen Delley (Thornbury, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: We love local foods anyway but to see this challenge is encouraging others to take part and really get behind sustainable local foods is fantastic!

My radius: Within My State

My team: 2KD

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kelly Armstrong (Collingwood, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Feel we already do some local stuff but always keen to know how to do more.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Kelly Wood (Newcastle, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Great tasting & good quality food makes my belly smile - local, organic & ethically produced food makes my soul smile :)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Kerri Paine (Central Coast, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: It is natural for me to garden, grow some food and herbs, be part of community, however when short on time, funds or fitness it is too easy to just grab whatever is quick and available. Challenging ourselves to focus on what we can change, to the extent we, as a family, are able leaves room for plenty of positive choices.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Locals for locals

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Kevin Dullaghan (Thornbury, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I think it's important to support local producers, whom can guarantee your food. It is also a lot of fun growing and eating your own veges and fruit.

My radius: Within My State

My team: 2KD

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Kirsty Fikkers (Toormina, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I currently endeavour to eat seasonal and local produce, however I want to challenge myself to branch out and source more local and ethical produce and products, which are not just your typical fruit and veg. I also want to use this challenge to show friends and family just how easy it is support our local economies, whilst helping our environment and our supporting our own health!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Lance (Bondi, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: see www.transitionbondi.org or www.transitionsydney.org.au or www.transitionnetwork.org

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Transition Bondi

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Luke Reade (Highgate Hill, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: Because its important on so many levels!

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Mark Green (Palmerston, NT)

Why I'm doing it: Well a friend sent me email to register for local food care meetthis sunday at humpty doo nt

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: the green family

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Maureen (Argenton, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I like a challenge - sometimes shopping for food just becomes a chore and no thought goes into where products come from - I have decided to become more organised in 2013, and look closely at our purchases and find out more about local producers and growers. This challenge will allow me to purposefully be in charge of where our food comes from.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Melita (Surry Hills, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I work for Oxfam and we are starting a 6 month challenge series so I'd like to collaborate and cross-promote the work you are doing as much as possible. Our program can be seen at: https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/method/

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Michele Peverill (Cookamidgera, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: we are doing it because we have a free range egg farm and have just started the hunt for really good food grown locally and as fresh as we can get

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Happychook

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Milly Caley (NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Im taking on the challenge because I beleive it will help to structure my current efforts for sustainable living.

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Nick Ray (Footscray, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Excited again to be intentionally trying to get our food from 'closer' than ever before. This year we're concentrating on using our own produce - so stuff from our garden and the things we've preserved throughout the year. Keen to do it with others this year too. We've a team called the 'westies'!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Westies

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Rachael Williams (NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I'm sick of wondering how long my food has been sitting in a warehouse, and having no understanding of if it has nutrients in it or not, this seems like a good way to start a new habit of buying better quality food and supporting the local market.

My radius: Within My State

My team: CHIPPO KIDS

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Renee egyed (Alexandra hills, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I want to support the environment amd local produces and learn more about my area.

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Robyn Currie (Eltham north, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: For a few years I have been slowly changing to many of the challenges mentioned above. I grow vegies and fruit but have had a disastrous season! I am part of a local food group which is promoting a variety of local food activities such as food swaps, community gardens, food co-ops, and many more. I am part of a Herdshare group, ferment various foods and grind our own grains. The challenge will enable me to share the commitment more with family and local friends!

My radius: Within My State

My team: Local Food Connect

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Robyn Klobusiak (Swansea, TAS)

Why I'm doing it: To inspire a change in community behaviour and introduce a healthy, happy lifestyle that doesn't cost the earth.

My radius: Within My State

My team: The Ugly Duck Out

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Sam Edmonds (Brunswick East, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Keen to be part of the challenge - it's a part of our bigger project to eat sustainable, delicious food on a budget for 2013. More info here: ourfoodroots.wordpress.com Thanks Sustainable Table!

My radius: Within My State

My team: Our Food Roots

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Tania | The Cook's Pyjamas (WA)

Why I'm doing it: I think that I am trying to eat locally and sustainably wherever possible but I want to use the challenge to really focus my thinking and allow me to examine where I am sourcing my food from. I am going to blog about my experience at thecookspyjamas.com to try and highlight the fact that eating locally (particularly in WA) isn't as hard as people think.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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The Farm Gate (Nashdale, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We are doing this to show that it is easy to eat local (even on a budget) with a little planning and organising.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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Vanessa (Stuart Park, NT)

Why I'm doing it: to meet like minded people.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Votedwithour forks (ACT)

Why I'm doing it: This is our second year with the Local Harvest Challenge. We love growing our own food and this year we also have our three entertaining chooks providing us with lots of eggs. Growing different types of veggies gives us lots of inspiration to try out new recipes explore different food traditions. This year we will also be exploring local farmers markets, farm gate stalls and other good local producers to source our food. Could be interesting! Check out our blog http://votedwithourforks.posterous.com

My radius: In The Country

My team: Votedwithourforks

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Will (VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Sounds like fun!