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Past Projects

RIG Network Projects

RIG Network develops and delivers projects in partnership with organisations, individuals and communities and actively involve Network members in the development and delivery of workshops, submissions and communication activities we deliver. Read on for a snapshot of projects delivered since RIG Network was established in May 2009.

1. Network communications and information sharing

  • RIG News – Newsletter  - garden and other stories, policy news and coming events, distributed to RIG News and Updates subscribers and other network participants
  • RIG Updates - short ‘need to know now’ news and updates from and for Network members, sent to subscribers in between the quarterly RIG News
  • The RIG website – regular posts, updates, links and useful resources

Networking and professional development workshops for stakeholder groups include:

  • Better Practice – Growing healthy food and healthy communities - RIPL Regional Peer Learning 3 day Workshop, CDEP, Queensland, 2012
  • EduGrow Remote School Gardens Workshop Meeting, Northern Territory, strategic stakeholders meeting to explore relevant models and support options, November, 2011
  • “Best Practice and New Opportunities – Local Food Gardens, Food Systems and Horticulture”, RIG Network & Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement & CDEP for the Darwin ICC Region CDEP Network, November 11 & 12, 2010, Darwin.
  • “Health, Life Skills and Demonstration Gardens: Challenges and Opportunities” RIG Network & the Dietitians Association of Australia, NT Branch, CPD Event, July 29 2011.

Community based programs and workshops include:

  • EduGrow School Garden Awards – East Arnhem, 2013.
  • ALPA 40th Anniversary EduGrow School Garden Awards, Northern Territory, 2012
  • “Fresh Food! Talking Tucker and Local Food Production Opportunities in and around Fitzroy Crossing” - workshop convened in partnership with Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation – CDEP, Fitzroy Crossing, August 2010
  • “Grow your own food? Opportunities and Past Experiences”, community meeting convened in partnership with the Government Business Manager, Maningrida, December 2009.
  • Food Gardens, Your ideas and Past Experiences “Morning Tea” community meeting, Hope Vale, September 2009.

2. Strategic research, advocacy, and partnership projects

Research and Advocacy – Submissions (see Useful Resources to download submissions)

  • The EduGrow School Garden Awards, 2012 and 2013
  • Food and other gardens in and about remote communities: A Guide – planning considerations and project opportunities,  commissioned by FAHCSIA, published 2013 
  • NT Landcare Awards 2013 - contributing judge
  • Invitee/participant – North Australian Indigenous Leaders Forum 2013 - Jabiru, re top end futures.
  • Submission in response to the National Food Plan Issues Paper, 2011
  • Submission to the Commonwealth Indigenous Economic Development Strategy, 2010
  • Submission to the National Health Reform Taskforce, 2009 – Recommendation 64: Indigenous Health – Nutrition and Physical Activity


2 Responses Post a comment
  1. June 3, 2013


    I am working with a small group in Perth to propose an indigenous edible community garden in an unused park in Perth (between Northbridge and Hyde Park). I wonder if you can suggest any supportive contacts. I realise this is rather a tangent from your wonderful work, but thought you might know just the person or network to contact. We would like to involve Nyoongah wisdom and language (which seems to have dropped from the area) local government, environmentalist and horticultural expertise. We have a vision and loose design draft we hope will appeal to all of these.

    Any ideas?


  2. Anthea permalink
    June 19, 2013

    Hi Regina
    Suggest you contact Josh Byrne from josh Byrne and Associates, Perth, and the ABC Gardneing Australia Show WA, for some iniital suggestions!

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