Tuesday, 31 January 2012
East Anglian Food Co-ops Conference - 6 February
The Food Co-ops & Buying Groups project presents its 2nd and last East Anglian conference:
GROWING, SELLING, BUYING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Linking up food co-ops, buying groups, allotment plotholders, community gardens, urban scrumpers and small producers on February 6th 10am - 4pm at Sproughton Tithe Barn near Ipswich, Suffolk www.sproughtontithebarn.org.uk
There will be presentations & Workshops from: Abundance London & Leeds - Harvesting & distributing fruit that would otherwise be left to rot; Maria Iacovou of Wivenhoe buying group - Troubleshooting & diversifying session for wholefood buying groups; Eloise Dey - London’s Capital Growth project supporting community gardens to sell surplus; Meet the Local Foods Suffolk team; Rebecca Tully - Organiclea workers' co-op's Cropshare stall selling; allotmentholders’ surplus in Walthamstow, Metfield Chicken Co-op & Suffolk’s Pig Clubs.
Plus opportunities for networking with local groups and action planning to help set up or improve your community food project.
Delicious lunch of local seasonal produce.
This is a FREE event but booking is essential
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07971 863 586
More information and a toolkit showing how to get started is available at www.foodcoops.org