Mildura's Food Next Door wins grant for demonstration farm

Food Next Door executive officer Deb Bogenhuber says growing food helps build links with migrant communities.

Food Next Door executive officer Deb Bogenhuber says growing food helps build links with migrant communities.

MILDURA-based co-op Food Next Door has secured $80,000 in funding to help establish a community demonstration farm in Sunraysia.

The focus will be on increasing participation of new and established migrant communities, with John ­Niyera, a member of Sunraysia’s Burundian community, starting a part-time role in February to manage the project.

Food Next Door connects local refugee and migrant groups with local land to grow traditional crops and its first one-acre farm was used by members of the Burundian community to grow maize.

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