In phase 2 of the project we are developing accessible community food infrastructure to improve human and environmental health.

How can we build community connection, respond to climate change, improve our health and work towards repairing colonial harms and injustices?

The Armidale Climate and Health  Project began in 2020 as series of events and publications building local knowledge and skills. Phase one pilot was funded by an AdaptNSW Grant and a Primary Health Network COVID Reconnection Grant. We learnt that changing the food system is one way of joining climate adaptation and public health. Phase 2 is committed to carefully designing and building new Community Food Infrastructure in ways that respond to climate change and improve community health, informed by an anti-colonial ethos.


Our Vision

The health impacts of the climate crisis are being felt around the globe, but the effects are not evenly distributed either geographically or socially. On one hand, some places will  warm faster than others, but, on the other, some communities and people are more vulnerable to the health impacts than others. As such, the different risks of climate change are already worsening the inequities already present in our society. We want to address that injustice in the Armidale community while also working to both adapt to and mitigate the worst effects of climate change.This grassroots initiative aims to build community connections, recognise diverse needs, centre Indigenous knowledge and seed sustainable action to address health issues related to climate change at a local level.

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Project News

Home Grown Garden Tour 2024

Armidale’s Home Grown Garden Tour was back in Feburary 2024!  The event was organised by the Armidale Food Group (Nikki, Mac, Sujata, Amy and Jen), many of whom are involved in

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Funding for Phase 2 of ACHP

HASS Academics Nicolette Larder and Jennifer Hamilton receive UNE Seed Funding for Armidale Climate and Health Project Phase 2 and the Food Group and the

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