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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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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!




Big Lunch Picnic – Moree Secondary College, A&TI Children’s Day

2015 August 12
by anthea

The Big Lunch Picnic was held to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on August 4, at Moree Secondary College where students are growing a fantastic eco-garden and activities in it. Great stuff! Love your work!

Watch MSC Big Lunch Picnic YouTube here -

Moree Champion Article here -

Food, Family, Community NSW





MSC Big Lunch

MSC chardSNAICC Childrens Day

NAIDOC Week – Westside Community Centre, Albury

2015 August 12
by anthea

Anthea AlburyFoodswell joined forces with Phil and Brenden from the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening Teams to support gardening and cooking activities at the Westside Community Centre in Albury to help celebrate NAIDOC Week. Fun times, good food, gardening and more … huge thanks to Shri, Keith and everyone at Westside!

phil albury

Food, Family, Community NSW

Get involved & get along! Gimuy Fish Festival, Cairns 2 August

2015 July 6
by anthea

Gimuy Fish Festival 2015

Foodswell story in NACCHO News – June 2015

2015 July 1
by anthea

NACCHO Foodswell article June 2015

RIG News – June 2015, online now

2015 July 1
by anthea

Read latest quarterly RIG News (June) by Clicking Here….    





Foodswell Fundraising Appeal – End of Financial Year!

2015 June 29
by anthea

It’s the end of the financial year and donations to Foodswell, RIG Network’s home, are tax deductible…so if you can, please donate to Foodswell to help us grow EduGrow, RIG Network and our new Food, Family, Community programs ….

Donate via EFT or via GiveNow …. details in flyer below

Foodswell flyer