Food Community promotes the growing and foraging of truly local, non-packaged, organic food.
Food Community provides free support to help people grow, forage, preserve, store, share and cook their own fruit, vegetables and herbs via our website and social media. The food we champion, non-packaged food with the lowest possible food miles, grown in harmony with nature, is the freshest, tastiest, healthiest, most eco-friendly and most economical and our goal is to make it the norm.
The vast majority of people in the UK rarely eat locally grown food and the vast majority of home gardens are not used for growing food. As a society we urgently need to eradicate food poverty and reduce food miles and plastic packaging and we can do this if we prioritise local food and better manage our time and resources. We have the skills, materials and the space to do it. But more of us need to get stuck in if eating truly local food is going to become the norm again. Food Community provides encouragement, information and support.
Increased amateur food growing is essential to a rapidly rising population. There is a lot of pressure on farmers to feed lots of people, whilst also meeting environmental responsibilities to tackle soil degradation, biodiversity loss, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. If our cities, towns and villages were growing, preserving, storing and swapping more of our own fruit, vegetables and herbs from our own gardens, allotments and waste land we would take much of the strain off our farmers and the environment. We encourage neighbours to work as a team to grow more fruit, vegetables and herbs, share knowledge, time and resources, to help neighbours who are new to food growing, and to seek out new spaces in their community that can be shared to grow.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP where we share ideas, advice and information on everything related to growing, storing and cooking vegetables, fruit and herbs. All proficient food growers are encouraged to share their expertise to help other members who are new to growing by commenting and writing posts.
CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES Everyone is encouraged to contribute articles on the topics of food growing and foraging, recipes, and nutrition which will be published here on the website and promoted through our social media channels. Please email your article to [email protected]
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