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Sunday 6th April - Saturday 12th April 2014

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LHC 2014 Participants (54)

Alicia mollaun (Braddon, ACT)

Why I'm doing it: Every little bit helps the local environment. Good way to raise awareness

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Amanda Thompson (3020, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: We are interested to see how locally we can actually eat.

My radius: Within My State

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

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Ange Merriam (Clifton Hill, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I've been living abroad for a while where it was much harder to source the food I ate. I stopped eating meat because of it but have not progressed much since. Now that I'm in Melbourne I've decided it's time to up the ante!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Crowdsurfing Carrots

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

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Angela Brooks (QLD)

Why I'm doing it: To become more educated and aware of what myself and mt family are eating and to support local farmers.

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

Bianca (Manly, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I work at a Food and Produce Market and usually buy all my produce from them. Im doing this to try and get others to do the same as it is easy to buy local and fresh and is cheaper and better for you and the environment

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Bree (VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I would like to source local produce as I would like to reduce food miles associated with my food and know where it comes from.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Local Food Connect

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Bri (Silvan, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Why wouldn't you want to?

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

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

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Bronwen Morrell (Glebe, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I've been trying for the past 18 months or so to live more ethically in a variety of ways including being aware of what I eat, what I purchase, what I throw away and what organisations I support. This challenge is a great incentive for me to put into practice a number of things I've been wanting to do for some time now.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Christina Spry (Montmorency, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Because I belong to a great veggie swap group and feel very encouraged by them. Would like to be able to eat from mostly Australian product, Victorian only is my goal.

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Debra Baskerville (Mudgee, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Being a locavore is important to me, I like to grow and prepare as much of my own food as I can as well as buy locally grown produce where possible.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Ellie (NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I am 21yr old student who loves animals & vegetable gardens & all things sustainable. I already eat mostly from my garden: hen eggs, goat milk, honey, fruit & vegetables but I do buy the occasionally tropical fruit & bread, etc. I love preserving and have jars full of homegrown goodness and I recently have starting milking my goats and making kefir & cheese. There is a tonne of homegrown stone fruit and berries in the freezer from the Summer so I need to make use of all the 'forgotten' produce I have stored or preserved. I am going to be conscious of being as 100% local as possible (within 100 Miles), and source local alternatives for the things I do buy at the grocery store, e.g. grains/flour (and I am going to have to do without tropical fruit for a week, bananas and avos)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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Elliette (Somerton Park, SA)

Why I'm doing it: For my year 11 research project, I have chosen to research into what factors influence people’s shopping habits for fruit and vegetables in the McLaren Vale region, and how much do the benefits of ‘low food miles’ play a role in consumer decisions. I plan to discover more about the topic myself before inquiring into how others feel about it, and for my final product, creating an information chart for people to have in their kitchen, informing of seasonal produce, and where it can be sourced locally.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Family!

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

Emily Walker (Swan Hill, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I wish I had discovered this event sooner! I've dedicated my 2014 NY resolutions to most of these challenges! I look forward to further encouraging others to participate also!

My team: LOSH

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

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Emma (Evandale, SA)

Why I'm doing it: I am a semi-vegetarian, and supporter of animal rights. I can't believe the atrocities that occur in factory farms worldwide daily. It alarms me that animals can be treated in this way. I need to step up and support local dairy farmers and producers so that we eat locally and support the local farmer.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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Emma Duncan (Research, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: It's a great idea and motivating to do it alongside others. Great to have a week to focus on and commit to.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Emma Lodge (Cairns, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: From the little town of Todmorden in England they have a brilliant story, view it here: http://sustainabletable.org.au/TableTalk/tabid/53/EntryId/103/Growing-their-own-incrEDIBLE-food-future.aspx

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: The Organic Experience

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

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Erica Dawes (Queanbeyan, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I have tried to move away from supermarkets for a long time because of their abuse of farmers. I come from a long line of farmers but I am the first generation that has not had the opportunity to live off the land. I have a huge urban block of land and I just wish to live more sustainably and cheaply and support local farmers where I am unable to grow my own (eg my local council doesn't allow bee keeping). Thank you for motivating me.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

Fiona Kerr (Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, UK)

Why I'm doing it: Living away from my garden and my infrastructure (bottling jars, containers, thermos for yoghurt, local swap) this year I feel a bit slack so this is a chance to refocus. Also really intrigued by how much food in the local organic shop comes from Spain, so going to try and dodge that for a week.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Fumi Somehara (Forestville, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Visiting the local farmers market is my once-a-week indulgence. I love meeting the producers and enjoy the small talks with people in the community!

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Jose (SA)

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Kareno (Eltham, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: life is so much more interesting when I inhabit the place that is all around me.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Local Food Connect

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

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Karie Fahrenholz (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Why I'm doing it: I came across your website this weekend. Unfortunately, I don't live in Australia but I love the idea and would love to participate as an international guest. I was unable to find anything close to this in the area I live in the United States. I live in Kansas City, MO and would love to participate this year in your challenge. Maybe next year we could partner up as a sister city. Thank you for your consideration.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kate Dat (Roseville, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We've recently moved to Sydney from NZ. Want to reintroduce the sustainable elements we had in our lifestyle there into our life here.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: The Days

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

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Kate Finegan (Flora Hill, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I want to out back into the community and not leave such a large foot print for future generations. I wuold ilke to live a more sustainable envoronmental lifestyle

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Katherine Smedley (VIC)

Why I'm doing it: It is too easy to be slack with food and food choices. this is a good reminder not to always take the time poor option.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Westies

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kelly (Altona Meadows, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: A vegan who loves to cook. I want to source local produce and be more environmentally aware with my food choices, to be a conscious consumer. To be a locavore is my main aim and goal.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kerrie Green (Gloucester, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Already a keen vegie grower but keen to use local suppliers and finding out who they are.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: GreenGrowers

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kim Cornford (Bendigo, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: We have just moved to Bendigo, and are trying to re-locate ourselves in terms of food options. Have found some local growers at the weekly markets, but struggling to source affordable meat options. The Local Harvest challenge gives us inspiration to keep at it!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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Kirsty Hughes (Old Bar, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I often eat local, but want to challenge myself to do it exclusively for a week to learn more about what's around!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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Kym Cooper (Wilston, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: After living overseas for a number of years and having the opportunity to travel extensively I have come to realise that one of the best ways to change the world (and make a positive difference) starts locally through community action. Now that we have put down roots (with a bambino and a home) I couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Local Harvest Challenge to focus one week (and beyond) eating locally and sustainably sourced food.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Greenside

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Lauralee (Narre Warren, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Moving back to simplicity

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Lewis Price (Travancore, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am a local and I want to support my fellow locals. I like eating healthily and I like the idea of sustainable, ethical living.

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: GrewTwo

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Lisa (Wynnum West, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I am on a mission to change the way I buy my food. I want to eat foods that haven't travelled or been in storage for ages, I want to buy direct from the farmers supporting local businesses and I want to know who has produced the food I am eating.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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Mala Plymin (Macleod, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I would like to support local producers and start creating seasonal dishes

My team: Local Food Connect

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Marina Bistrin (Macleod, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: this sounds like fun - and is a way of getting people together to celebrate and to be more aware of sustainability issues - thanks for organsing it.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Marnie Johnson (Gloucester, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We are totally committed to sustainable food growing for Australia. We are aware of the impacts of climate changes, peak oil and phosphate, competition for land use ( water and food VS coal, CSG ad other extractables). Australia is a net importer of all fruit and vegies - not acceptable. We are encouraging and providing training for our community on how to grow fresh, organic, nutritious vegetables and fruit. We are trying to reinvigorate horticulture as a career path for people. Farmers are now receiving an average of only 9% return for their produce - 40% is the minimum needed. Now that this gov't has decided to send fuel refining offshore it would only take one week break in supply for food delivery and production to cease (see NRMA report). There is a food and water related riot/incidence each week in the world... Australia has been shielded from this but not for much longer. If for no other reason growing and eating your own food is challenging, fun, rewarding, therapeutic and a wonderful way to get in touch with the environment.It also keeps you fit and healthy!

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: Tucker Patch

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

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Melissa Morgan (Avoca Beach, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We have recently opened a coffee shop in our community and we want to support 'localism' and have more meaningful connections within our community.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: LIKE MINDS

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Mikoto Araki (Heidelberg Heights, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: to learn more about local food sources

My radius: Within My State

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

Molly (Newport, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I want to do it as a refresher, and to engage my kids in thinking about eating local

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My team: Transition Hobsons Bay

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Nick Ray (Footscray, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I love being a detective. Finding out the mysterious story of my food. I'm really keen to crack open one of last year's homemade ciders. Don't know if it's a success or not yet. It's been quietly brewing for 12 months. We also really enjoyed doing the challenge with others in our area last year. Looking forward to another celebration meal.

My radius: Within My State

My team: Westies

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

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Nicky O'Brien (Flemington, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I dream of old world living

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Paula (Eltham Nth, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: To make me think about all the things in put in my mouth and what choices I haven't explored locally

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Penelope Grose (Rosanna, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: There's always more I can do to reduce my environmental footprint.

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

Rachelle LaCroix Mallik (Surry Hills, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I care about where my food comes from and how it's produced, and while I think I already takes steps towards eating locally and sustainably, participating in a challenge will bring new perspective to my day-to-day experience.

My radius: Within My State

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

Rebecca Sargent (Neutral Bay, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I would like to find out more about sourcing produce locally and promote this amongst my friends and colleagues.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Robin and Paul Gale-Baker (Macleod, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: We believe that eating locally is part of building a resilient, sustainable community, educated in good nutrition. Eating locally also reduces food miles (or kilometres!), and is part of making this a sustainable planet. Finally, it is fresher and we have more control over how the food has been grown and processed.

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

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Robyn (Eltham North, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: It is a chance to "formalise" some of what I am doing and to encourage others to think about some of the issues. I am looking forward to to having other local families doing the challenge this year to bounce ideas off, share source of food and have a pot luck dinner.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Local Food Connect

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Scott (Rossville, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: We do most of this already (almost all the ones we ticked we are already doing) - so this is pushing us that little further :) We are inspired to be the change we wish to see!

My team: Ghost Gum Farm

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

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Shelley Stokes (QLD)

Why I'm doing it: A growing awareness of food miles, a growing compassion about reducing food wastage and supporting local communities.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Tania (VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Started with the Ethical guide to supermarket shopping, and loved it. Really need to support Australian food, even if it costs more.

My radius: In The Country

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

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Tania Parkinson (Gloucester, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I believe in eating and sourcing food locally

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Hoggett

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Tess Raine (Stroud, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We grow a lot of our own food, and yet we still let convenience dictate those regular trips to the supermarket. The challenge is a welcome way to focus on making the most of the healthy and diverse food we already have on our doorstep. It's also a brilliant way to discover other local food treasures - animal, vegetable and human!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Happy as Larry

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

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Tricia (Truganina, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Doing my bit for the environment, support the local community and be healthier!

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Vivienne Burke (Newcomb, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Belong to a Sustainability Group; dislike the non-ethics of the big supermarkets; want to reduce food miles.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)