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Thoughts on Local Food; people’s inspirations and aspirations

Inspiration:

Increased awareness of food and where it comes from.

Inspiration:

Changing food habits that will have a positive effect over a lifetime.

Inspiration:

Community ownership – how one small area of space can transform into civic pride, influencing lifestyle, behaviour, well-being, friendship – ‘growing communities, growing people’.

Inspiration:

The potential impact goes far beyond the people directly involved – the message can be spread to other family members and colleagues.

Aspiration:

A Local Community Food Growing Day – to celebrate, educate, promote and influence.

Aspiration:

For Local Food to become the norm rather than the exception, integrated into planning and development from the outset rather than finding cracks in the pavement.

Aspiration:

I would like the Big Lottery to supply further funding for Local Food. Otherwise you will have loads of projects that collapse and lots of unemployed, skilled foody people.

Inspiration:

The action learning approach, the ‘just do it’ attitude where volunteers and visitors are inspired to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds to grow food.

Aspiration:

A toolkit for Local Food projects to continue to promote and develop community cohesion.

Aspiration:

For projects to become bigger, more linked into each other, and for this to be seen as a priority by central government.

Latest Foodetube Video

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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