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Thoughts on Local Food; people’s inspirations and aspirations

Inspiration:

How a relatively ‘simple’ activity can generate so many different benefits ranging from personal to social and environmental improvements.

Aspiration:

That the local food movement is taken very seriously at a national level.

Aspiration:

Roll the programme out to all Housing Associations across the country.

Aspiration:

People learning beekeeping – I want to change the face of the average beekeeper from the retired, white male to anyone from any background/sex/social group.

Aspiration:

We can continue to deliver food projects, plant trees and create gardens and get these into people’s homes and family lives, in their food and on their plates.

Aspiration:

Increase the number and scale of projects.

Inspiration:

Young people growing veg in elderly people’s gardens – genius!

Inspiration:

Reconnecting people with where our food comes from.

Aspiration:

That everyone has the opportunity to get their hands dirty – more self-sufficiency as a norm.

Inspiration:

I am inspired seeing the change our food growing project makes to families – when a three year old tells you how to ripen a green tomato they have grown, you know that a life skill and interest that you helped develop will last a lifetime.

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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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