Locally there is much that we can do both personally and collectively to support the development of low input sustainable food systems, by paying more attention to what we eat and where it comes from. At a community level we can grow and eat more local produce and develop our local food economy.
We hope that you will want to join us in growing, eating and celebrating your local food.
High energy inputs into farming, food processing and retailing systems and the widespread use of pesticides, contribute to the food industries heavy carbon footprint and is responsible for much environmental damage. Globally these practices are a significant contributor to climate change and the degradation of soils and ecosystems. The need to adapt to low input systems is being driven both by rising fuel costs, national food security, the reduction of C02 emissions, as well as the conservation of global ecosystems.
If you need advice about local food, or have a food project you want help with please get in touch. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org