A FREE NEW RESOURCE FOR GROWING COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES
Over the last five years Open Food Network have advised and worked with hundreds of individuals and dozens of communities to develop local food enterprises across Australia and around the world. In that time, we’ve found that there isn’t much freely available in terms of quality guidance, resources and support for community food enterprises. We felt a real need to change that.
In February 2018 we’ll be launching the Local Food Launchpad Guide to Community Food Enterprise Development as a free online resource to support the growing number of communities around Australia interested in setting up local food enterprises, and we’d love to get your feedback on what we’ve got so far, and your input into additional content we believe might also be of interest.
Based on years of working with hundreds of organisations, entrepreneurs and communities developing ventures that make a difference, the Guide to Community Food Enterprise Development comes from the team at Doing Something Good (DSG) who designed and delivered the successful 2015 and 2016 Local Food Launchpad programs with City of Melbourne and Open Food Network.
The current pre-release version of the guide has almost 200 pages of content, which has been tried and tested over four years, in hundreds of workshops, labs and mentoring sessions delivered by the DSG team. However, this is the first time the content has been available as a stand alone learning resource, and we want to make sure the format, style and content is valuable, engaging and easy to follow.
> Join our Beta Test Community and you’ll get:
- a sneak preview of the first edition of the Guide before it’s official release in February 2018 and be able to get started on your own community food venture first thing in 2018;
- an invitation to join us for an exclusive Customer Development Master Class in Melbourne in the first half of 2018 (details to be confirmed in February 2018), FOR FREE, and
- the opportunity to shape this and future versions of the Guide, and help make sure we’re meeting your needs, and the needs of other aspiring community food entrepreneurs all around Australia.
To find out more and grab your spot in the Beta Test Community, sign up here.