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RIG Network is a national, cross-sectoral networking, research and outreach initiative. We link people, projects and resources to support better practice and undertake projects to help build better local food production initiatives that can deliver social, health and economic benefits to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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RIG Update – November 2016

2016 November 8
by anthea

Latest RIG Update here - news about coming events, new resources and there Job Opportunity below….RIGN Supervisor Poster w pics - min PICS

Supervisor Poster w pics for RIGN

RIG News – Winter 2016, out now, read online….

2016 July 25
by anthea

RIG News – Winter 2016  - read here

And we’ve updated the RIG News archive - CLICK HERE for all past RIG News editions

NSW – Further Bush Foods Workshop Info

2016 March 31
by anthea

From Roxanne at NSW Dept Industry:

Hi All, We have put together a project to assist Aboriginal land owners in exploring the potential of growing Bush foods on their property
the project has 2 stages commencing with Workshops across the State;
  • Northern Rivers 2 May 2016
  • Hunter June 2016
  • Dubbo June 2016
After the workshops we will be providing some 1:1 mentoring to chosen organisation that are keen and ready to implement a project. this will include assisting with developing a quick plan and possible soil tests, linking in with support organisations , a site visit, and telephone/skype mentoring. We are also hoping that Aboriginal learning Circle will be providing a back to base Certificate in Horticulture to supplement and provide formal qualifications as part of the overall project. Indigenous Land Corporation have been briefed about the project and we are hoping they may make some or all of the workshops and they are interested in possibly supporting the projects through the Our Land Our Future program.
We are now advertising for people in the Northern Rivers region to participate in the workshop on the 2nd May 2016. The workshops is free and I would encourage people to register quickly as spaces may fill and are limited due to the “field trip” nature
To register people can use the eventbrite site I have put up
or if they have trouble with technology get them to give me a call

NSW Bush Foods Industry Support & Workshops

2016 March 31
by anthea

A new initiative from Dept Industry, NSW to support bush foods growers business development….see attached workshops info


workshop flyer-page-001

Literacy for Life Foundation seeks Aboriginal Regional Development Officer!

2016 March 24
by anthea

An exciting opportunity now available with LFLF in NSW – check  out the call for EOI’s – due April 15

LFLF Aboriginal Regional Development Officer-EOI -Murdi Paaki region 2016

RIG News – March 2016

2016 March 24
by anthea

Here it is  - lots of information about interesting developments in the sustainable food space and more! 


Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2016!

2016 January 15
by anthea

Happy New Year all! 

We’re currently updating the RIG Network website (an annual new year’s task!) and as always keen to hear from RIG News readers and web visitors about projects, news and developments where they are. Please get in touch if you have stories, news or want to connect with people via the network. Contact us at foodswell01(at) or anthea(at)

EduGrow 2015 Winners announced – Congratulations!

2016 January 15
by anthea

EduGrow School and Community Garden Recognition Awards 2015

The 2015 Awards Winners were announced in early December.

EduGrow received great entries from across the top end and NSW and everyone who participated was a winner. Inspirational, diverse entries and great things growing in so many fun, inclusive ways. Congratulations to all schools who participated and to the wonderful people who were nominated by their school communities as Local Leaders and Legends – we love your work!

To read more about who the winners were – and see a snapshot of great pics from the entries – CLICK HERE. 

Visit for more news about the 2015 Awards.

EduGrow Awards – One Week To Go!

2015 November 18
by Foodswell Info


There is one week to go to get your entries into the EduGrow School & Community Garden Awards.

The deadline is 5pm on  the 25th November, 2015. 

For more information go to

Here you will find information on how to enter, registration details, resources and photos of previous years.

If you know of a remote, rural or regional school that has a garden let them know about the EduGrow Awards.  It’s quick and easy to enter.

We can’t wait to see what good things are growing out there!

EduGrow School & Community Garden Awards 2015 are underway & you’re invited!

2015 October 28
by anthea

The EduGrow Awards 2015 are off & running – Get Involved! 

Building on the EduGrow School Garden Awards – Arnhem, 2012-2014, this year the EduGrow Awards are open to all remote, rural and regional schools across Australia!

The awards opened on October 19 and close on November 25 when entries are due. It’s easy to enter, fun categories and your school can win cash and in-kind prizes. Learn more about the awards and GET INVOLVED by visiting our new EduGrow website at

Six fun award ‘topics’ you can choose to enter one or more of – plus a new and optional Local Leaders & Legends Recognition Award.

Celebrate what’s going and growing at your school to grow good food, good learning and good times with your students, school and community.

The EduGrow team would love to hear from you! Please register your interest and get in touch!

Announcing EduGrow 2015 – You’re invited!

Some of the 2014 EduGrow Award Winners at the EduGrow Awards Ceremony held at Shepherdson College, November 2014

Some of the 2014 EduGrow Award Winners at the EduGrow Awards Ceremony held at Shepherdson College, November 2014 – Amazing people and gardens!