Industry Development Manager
Jodi Clarke is a connector, facilitator and sustainability consultant.
When she’s not working across urban, peri-urban and regional communities to support healthy and regenerative local food systems, you’ll find her hiking in the Dandenongs with her Blue Heeler, Bingo, and daughter and husband in tow.
Jodi holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) and more years’ experience within not-for-profit organisations, local and state government authorities, and academia than she cares to admit. Environmental sustainability challenges are her forte, with experience in sustainable food systems, integrated public transport and land use planning, and urban water management.
Recent professional highlights include the co-creation and facilitation of community food and farming events such as Farmer Incubator’s ‘Regeneration: Growing New Farmers’ report launch and farmer discussion panel (Keilor, 2021), Cardinia Food Movement’s ‘Farming: The Next Gen and Farmer Panel Discussion’ event (Bunyip, 2018), Making Local Food Work (Korumburra, 2017) and the Gippsland Food Growers and Makers Forum (Warragul, 2016).
Since 2017, Jodi has been supporting community-led solutions to food system challenges in her role with the Sustainable Table Fund, as the Victorian Program Manager. Seeing local, collaborative initiatives push the needle in a healthy, regenerative direction gives her immense hope.