Your ‘FoodPrint’ is made up of your patterns of fresh food sourcing and waste disposal practices. Are you all about convenience and comfort in your fresh produce sourcing and waste practices? Or are you a little more seasonal and thoughtful in where you purchase and where you put your veggie scraps? Maybe you’ve gone the whole way and seek to produce and utilise your veggies in a closed consumption system and share your surplus within your local community.
Find out what your profile is most like by doing our interactive survey and walking amongst the pods. Click the clicker inside the pods that represent a practice you have recently done when sourcing your fresh produce or disposing of its waste. Now you have contributed to our regional FoodPrint mapping project.
Next up, check out the FoodPrint Profiles to see which one you are most like. These profiles reflect general ways that people approach food consumption and waste practices in their daily lives.
Once you’ve worked out your FoodPrint, find out what other people’s profiles are. Let’s have a conversation about where we are at with our fresh produce sourcing and waste practices. Also, let’s find out where we would like to be as individuals and a collective. The planet awaits our decisions.
Dianna Tarr is an anthropologist and artist passionate about food systems and creative research.
Alexia Maddox is a digital sociologist passionate about social engagement through creative play and social change.
Here are the simple questions each pod asks you.
Food sourcing pods
Pod 1: Supermarket pod
In the last 7 days, did you buy your veggies from the Supermarket? If yes, the first symbol in your FoodPrint is a truck.
Pod 2: Local market pod
In the last 7 days, did you buy your veggies from a local market? If yes, the next symbol in your FoodPrint is an apple.
Pod 3: Veggie patch pod
In the last 7 days, did you use veggies from your or your neighbours veggie patch? If yes, the next symbol in your FoodPrint is the sun.
Food waste pods
Pod 4: General rubbish pod
In the last 7 days, did you put your veggie scraps in the general rubbish bin? If yes, the next symbol in your FoodPrint is a bin.
Pod 5: Compost pod
In the last 7 days, did you put your veggie scraps out to compost? If yes, the next symbol in your FoodPrint is a leaf.
Pod 6: Animal pod
In the last 7 days, did you feed your veggie scraps to your own animals? If yes, the next symbol in your FoodPrint is a chook.
Below, identify the FoodPrint profile that most reflects your current consumption and waste practices. Which one are you most like?
FoodPrint 1: Convenience and comfort You buy veggies where its convenient at the supermarket and mostly put your scraps unsorted in the general waste. Prominent you your food profile will be the truck and the bin.
FoodPrint 2: Seasonal and thoughtful. You try to source your veggies through local markets and think about where you put your veggie scraps. Prominent in your food profile will be the apple and the leaf.
FoodPrint 3: Connected and Sustainable You eat with the seasons and grow your own veggies. Because you’ve got a hungry garden, you also put your veggie scraps into the compost. Prominent in your food profile will be the sun and the leaf.
FoodPrint 4: Networked and communal You grow your own veg and exchange the surplus with neighbours and local community growers. You’ve put scraps in the compost or feed your chooks, who give you fresh eggs. Prominent in your food profile will be the sun and the chook.
FoodPrint 5: Pragmatic and practicalYou tend to buy your veggies from the supermarket, but sometimes go to the local market. You do have a food scrap recycling approach, and do what you can within limits. Prominent in your food profile will be the truck and the leaf.