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Four Elements of Social Enterprise for Structural Change

Social enterprise can contribute to positive economic, structural change by modelling a new way of doing business; and I believe there’s four elements they must be practicing as part of a new model. Social enterprise and charity generally exist to … Continue reading

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A hand up not a hand out: Is Social Enterprise the Answer?- Politics in the pub this Wednesday

This Wednesday the 6th November as part of the Changemakers Festival the Queensland Social Enterprise Council and the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (NFNC) are hosting Politics in the pub at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  What is the best way to support the marginalised in … Continue reading

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Queensland a world leader in organic farming

Social entrepreneur and raconteur Robert Pekin of Food Connect featured in an article in the Courier Mail’s QWeekend magazine on Queensland being a world leader in organic farming. ONE OF THE GREAT VISIONARIES OF ORGANICS and sustainable communities, Robert Pekin, … Continue reading

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“Sowing the seeds of action and hope, for feminism and food sovereignty!”

My friends and fellow social entrepreneurs at Food Connect helped raise $$$ to send a delegation of Australian farmers to the La Via Campesina International gathering in Jakarta Cheers of “Hooray for peasant women! We are the mothers of food … Continue reading

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Robert Pekin on building a new model of food production

Robert Pekin of Food Connect spoke at the EcoCity Food Forum in Melbourne recently, quoting Buckminster Fuller (American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist): You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a … Continue reading

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