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Thoughts on Local Food; people’s inspirations and aspirations

Inspiration:

Teaching children to love their community, environment and self.

Inspiration:

Promoting the benefits and joys that eating locally grown, fresh, seasonal food can bring to your life and the lives of everyone around us. It’s a talking point.

Aspiration:

More community involvement, particularly in inner city areas, all working together and learning about the benefits of eating and preparing locally produced food.

Inspiration:

Ordinary people growing beautiful food.

Aspiration:

Engage a more diverse group to show them local food is for them too.

Inspiration:

Projects have given people the experience to be part of regular, creative work and helped them into employment.

Inspiration:

Meeting the people behind the produce. Learning skills and knowledge from the ‘experts’ sharing knowledge.

Inspiration:

The moment when a veg-averse child crunches into a raw, dirty carrot for the first time and pronounces it ‘delicious’ and wants to take seeds home to grow more.

Aspiration:

To ensure these amazing projects can sustain their benefits long-term – many will need funding to do this but the social and environmental benefits (reduced crime, happier communities, work experience), far outweigh the initial ‘costs’.

Inspiration:

Diversity of the types of projects that are funded and the numerous benefits that participants / communities receive – health wellbeing, community cohesion, confidence, skills, etc. The list is endless.

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Nearly 130 people attended the Local Food Celebratory Event which took place at the Lowry in Manchester on Wednesday 20th November.

Here is a short film of highlights from the day.


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