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    Abbie Lane (Lithgow, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I have been growing my own good for a number of years and have recently started a local business to help others do the same. My aim is to ever increase the contribution I make to producing and preserving my own food. I have recently started making my own sourdough I make yoghurt and am planning on working on getting my own hive by the end of the year. We also have chooks. We save loads of money and eat super tasty and spunky looking food we produce. I want to show my young son where food really comes from and provide him with the skills to grow his own.

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

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    Alan Halsted (Katoomba, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I am well aware that our food chain has been compromised and I want to know more about local produce grown by local farmers.

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Alana Rauert (Sunbury, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I live 15 mins north of Melbourne Airport and are surrounded by local producers. I also make a few items at home from things I grow. I'm interested to see if food expensive when it is grown locally!

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Alanda Thompson (Morningside, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: Wishing to challenge myself more and more to be more and more conscious fo what foods we eat and where is it coming from.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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    Alanna Kolano (Sunbury, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: A friend of mine has inspired me to try this. I grew up on a farm so the idea of this is not really new to me.

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Alannah Klas (Canowindra, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I already source a significant amount of produce from within a 100 mile radius, but this challenge will step things up a notch.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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    Alex Beaudoin (Canowindra, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: We need to support our farmers and small communities so that we can be truly sustainable for the future.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Anna Hazell (South Hobart, TAS)

    Why I'm doing it: I started ticking above be do nearly all of these alreadyI am passionately committed to creating sustainable local food systems and am heavily involved in our local food cooperative in Tassie. I also grow my own and coordinate gatherings for other growers to connect.

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

    My Pot Luck Meal: TAS

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    Bek & James (West Brunswick, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I'm really keen to learn more about where to find locally produced food!

    My radius: Within My State

    My team: Bek & James

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

    Brigid Daly (Mt Barker, WA)

    Why I'm doing it: I think I do it already mostly

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Carly (Lower Hermitage, SA)

    Why I'm doing it: I am already doing some of this, but we all must make a concerted effort and I must do more. Thank you!

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

    Charlie Ray (Footscray, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Dad is once again excited to be doing the challenge. I am too. I really like my bike and skateboard so we're going to ride the neighbourhood and see what's growing close-by. maybe meet some like-minded locals. I also like the figs growing in our front yard. I intend to eat them up!

    My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

    My team: Cool guys

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Charlotte Hollway (Burleigh Waters, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: It's a great idea!

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Clare Tellena (Leura, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: By supporting local produce there will be more of it to choose from

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Dominique Hes (Sth Kingsville, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Challenge

    My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Elizabeth Syle (Tanunda, SA)

    Why I'm doing it: We are so lucky to have a great farmers market nearby a garden patch local butchers and friends who grow fruit. Yet we still find ourselves short of time and taking shortcuts when we don't really need to.

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

    My Pot Luck Meal: trial

    Fiona Clarke (VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Bringing more connection between our lives and the food that we eat

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Fiona Kerr (Sunshine, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: A few years of prioritising work and living overseas and we've drifted away from a sustainable, locally connected lifestyle. Loved doing the challenge in 2013!

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Haley Dowling (Doolandella, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: 2 months ago I changed our families diet to additive free... no artificial flavours

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    My Pot Luck Meal: QLD

    Hamish Laksito (Orange, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: It just makes sense.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Hayden Briese (North Parramatta, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I realised I had been on a diet since age 7 I am now 33. I am sick and tired of my dysfunctional relationship with food. I have long been a fan of River Cottage and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall when I think about slow food growing and going to markets I feel happy

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Hayden Ciavarella (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

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

    Hayley Cat (Glenlg, SA)

    Why I'm doing it: Chemical free diet, joy of home made home gt Grown, sharing caring and promoting sustainable energy

    My radius: In The Country

    Heather Gedye (Brunswick East, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I started reading Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver last year and it really opened my eyes to how satisfying this could be. It's a big challenge! A lot will need to change... almost a fresh start really. But I'm sure it will be worth it!

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

    Heidelinde reidy (Northcote, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Many of the challenges we do sporadically or used to do a lot more. The challenge is a great opportunity to refocus and realign our everyday actions with sustainable and ethical processes and systems and support people growing and producing fair tasty food.

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

    Heidi Bruckman (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)

    Heidi Turnbull (Wodonga, VIC)

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    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Helen Crighton (Orange, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: We will all be blogging

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

    Helen King (Orange, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I love this challenge! My husband, two children and I live on a farm. We attend farmers markets in Sydney most weekends we also buy bread/cheeses and other produce there too. That said I still find I make at least one trip to the supermarket every week for boring household items such as porridge oats nappies and tinned tomatoes. This challenge will be a great way for me to see if I can actually avoid the supermarket all together and not blow our budget!

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

    My Pot Luck Meal: nappies and tinned tomatoes. This challenge will be a great way for me to see if I can actually avoid the supermarket all together and not blow our budget!

    Imbi Fraser (Hornsby, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: Want to stimulate my local food resources both grown in the local area and support local businesses so they thrive and supply me with fresh local produce so in times of change or disaster I have a good supply of local food

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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    Jacinthe Thoms (Preston, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I do a bit. Like make own bread and hot cross buns but i get slack about calling in to supermarkets when i'm not organised. Want to make lots of the products I buy eg bread pasta. Maybe try make own soymilk. And yay to team captain for organising this:)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    My Pot Luck Meal: VIC

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    Jen Klippel (Wodonga, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Starting again with my garden and I want to need too know where my food comes from. Taking care of my mid body and soul 😃😃🙏🏻🙏🏻

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    John and Lisa Gibbons (Albury, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: We really believe in the importance of buying and eating local food. Partly for the health and social benefits to us, but also to support small scale farmers who cannot compete against the big end of town.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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    Josephine McKinnon (Castlemaine, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Involved in Growing Abundance Project - wanted to support this and find out how it works. Would be good to connect our work with yours....

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Karen Bowley (Wooragee, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I have always tried to eat locally but this will focus me even more.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

    Karen Gratsis (North Bondi, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I love the idea of this I like to think this is not just for a week but for a lifetime. I believe I make pretty good choices relating to food but I think you can always challenge yourself even further. Looking at the list of challenges I can already see a few new things to try.

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

    My Pot Luck Meal: other

    Karen Retra (East Albury, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: Great "excuse" to investigate new local food options. Like the idea of the challenge week to give me a deadline and goals to work towards that otherwise get overlooked in the busyness and usual routines. Love the flexibility of this challenge that lets participants focus on the areas of interest (and definition of 'local') that works for them.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My team: Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Katherine Burrows (Jindera, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: To help care for the environment and be motivated to improve my efforts to help.

    My radius: In The Country

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Kerrie Cavallo (Wonglepong, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: Love the 100 mile concept and the power it has of improving our community and reducing the impact on the planet of Green house gases. It just makes sense

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

    Kylie Grigg (Cronulla, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: It's time to get serious about the environment and planning for our childrens' childrens' future. Our planet can't continue in its current state

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Lily Boyce (Heidelberg Heights, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I'm traveling for the week April 1-8. Usually I'd 'take the easy route' and buy meals from takeaway shops and cafes but I'm going to try my best to buy from markets

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Lou Bull (Table Top, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: This provides an opportunity to have a conversation with in our family and network about the food we eat every day.

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Luciano Unstead (Kundabung, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: Have a chemical free pasture raised farm producing chooks

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

    Lyheng Farm (Townsville, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: I've always been interested in healing (and am studying naturopathy at the moment). One of the 'laws' of naturopathy and homeopathy is "let your food be your medicine". I wonder how many of our illnesses can be conquored before they even occur using food as our medicine. Eating locally and organically not only makes people happy, but our earth happy.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Lynne Witcombe (Ballard, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: As a garden writer and long term advocate of growing organic fruit and veg the Local Harvest Challenge is about putting my words into practice to an even greater extent.

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

    Margaret Maclellan (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 Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    My Pot Luck Meal: state

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    Marguerite Cordell (Lancefield, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Interested in seasonal organic produce and getting back to basics eg growing, preserving & sharing. Just set up our first worm farm. Compost, grow, preserve and want to do more.

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Maria Longstaff (St Kilda West, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I am signed up with Sustainable Table and I love what they do they introduced you guys to me.

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Marnie & Pat (Katoomba, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: We try to grow most of what we eat in our garden. We love sharing our produce, preserves and meals made from scratch.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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

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    Michelle (Woolloomooloo, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I live smack bang in the middle of the city but have a husband from the country and a beautiful little girl. I have a pretty good inner-city balcony edible garden and am interested in urban foraging. I think we need to protect our food source and better utilise space for growing food within our cities.

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Mike Heberle (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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    Misha Kocsis (Mount hawthorn, WA)

    Why I'm doing it: I'm looking at food alternatives to the major shops!

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Nahye Lee (Perth, WA)

    Why I'm doing it: I want to become awake around me about food, plant, world. I want to know about the relationship between living creatures around me. And this will be the first and small step and I expect that become big meaning to me.

    My radius: In The Country

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Neil (Middleton, TAS)

    Why I'm doing it: To eat Healthier.

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    Nick (Footscray, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: Here again. We are at a wedding in northern NSW for the first week, so be interesting to try to find at least one outstanding local food for each meal... while traveling! Chance to see what's local while away.

    My radius: Within My State

    My team: Cool guys

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Nina White (Warana, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: After watching "Hungry for change" online, my partner and I realised how we are now eating too much processed foods and how we need to get back to nature, the way our body functions best! we are going to eat only food that we eat in its natural form, like an apple instead of a muesli bar! We have a herb garden which we are adding too and we are going to support local farmers and food stores by not buying from the grocery store.

    My radius: Within My State

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Paul smith (Kiewa, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: A good thing yo do

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    Pip Peddington-Webb (VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: We have started up an environmental club at our school, and this challenge is providing us with an initial focus and tuning us into the choices we make everyday relating to food, community and the environment.

    My radius: Within My State

    My team: Eco Enthusiasts

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

    Sam Bancroft (Boat Harbour, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: Have PDC and a garden growing veggies and herbs

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

    sarah (annerley, QLD)

    Why I'm doing it: I want o eat local produce

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My team: Local Thomas

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

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    Sarah Kenna (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)

    Scarlet Cooper (Old Toongabbie, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: After becoming a vegetarian 6 months ago it seemed logical to start my own vege garden. As a result I am able to enjoy fresh homegrown veges

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    My Pot Luck Meal: 10

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    Sharon Bowen (Randwick, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: Already do almost all already - hope to inspire others

    Susie Hooker (Preston, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I love healthy fresh food with great taste and Woolworths Coles Aldi etc. just don't cut it! For a long time I've been appauled that produce takes so long and travels so far to get to a supermarket shelf and I'm excited about doing something about it even if it's just a small step in the right direction.

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

    My Pot Luck Meal: even if it's just a small step in the right direction.

    Tania (Mitcham, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I've done this before and it's always good to re-focus on what you are purchasing and where it comes from.

    My radius: In The Country

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

    Tracey Yeo (Wantirna South, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: To try to improve the environmental sustainability of my lifestyle support local producers learn new skills and ideas and investigate society's dependence on overseas markets and the dominance and reliance on supermarkets in Australia.

    My radius: In The Country

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Tricia Lynn (Glenhaven, NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: To try to improve the environmental sustainability of my lifestyle

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    trinity Hoffman (Carlton, TAS)

    Why I'm doing it: I am trying to grow more vegies from heritage seeds and from my own seeds. Also grow more soft fruits etc but my area is very dry therefore need to do this without buying tank water so mulching and reuse of grey water.

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Wendy Justice (NSW)

    Why I'm doing it: I'm taking the challenge because I am interested in eating locally but need to dedicate more time to it - now seems like a great chance to learn more about my local area and what it has to offer.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My team: Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga

    My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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    Wendy Smith (Kiewa, VIC)

    Why I'm doing it: I am a believer in eating as local as possible, reducing food miles, increases freshness and therefore nutrients and helps create communities. I have a vegetable garden that is showing me that the soil needs something put back after all my taking and I resist the effort, so feel a good challenge for me this week would be to get going with my compost, so I have chosen to challenge myself by committing to making a compost pile this week to get started.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My team: Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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    ZOE (BURNIE, TAS)

    Why I'm doing it: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2016 & currently having Chemotherapy Treatment. I want & eed to maintain a healthy diet & lifestyle in order to regain my good health & fitness.

    My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

    My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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