Food provenance is becoming more important as we recognise the fragility of the system we live in. Supporting the growth and production of healthy food in our local area, and celebrating local businesses, is more and more essential as we become more aware of the politics that surround national and global food production and distribution. As we focus on finding positive ways to strengthen the links between consumer and local producer, the natural outcome is to have a stronger, more cohesive and supportive community.
There are many on-going, fledgling and unknown (as yet!) projects operating under the umbrella of the food group. From garden sharing, to making public spaces beautiful food resources, to businesses link ups to growing more of our staple foods locally, the food projects exist to share ideas, skills, experience and knowledge at the same time as strengthening our local food web and economy.
The projects meet regularly - check the events calendar to find out where and when, and email a project leader to find out more.