Fariha Blockley, FoodFutures Network Builder and Facilitator, invites you to join the upcoming event on 16 August.

Have you ever walked past a piece of disused land and seen a group of people busily tidying, planting and pruning and wondered who they are? Or thought about growing your own vegetables but been overwhelmed by the different varieties of seed. Or how you could even access land to begin growing your own? Perhaps you have a little spare time but not enough to take on an entire allotment plot of your own? Or do you want to start eating more seasonal, local food, but don’t know where to get it from or how to cook from scratch? Or are you part of a local group who needs more active members to keep it going?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Building our Food Network event on 16 August 17:30 – 19:30 could be the event you have been looking for. 

At FoodFutures we believe in creating a “thriving local food system that is healthy, resilient and fair”. One way we go about creating this, is by regularly bringing people together to meet each other, celebrate what is happening in the area and share knowledge and skills. In some ways you could say we are working to create a North Lancashire Human Mycelial network – one that is well connected and supports food projects of all kinds to thrive.

We already have active food citizens across the area who are passionate about food, social justice and working with others. Whether that’s through setting up a zero waste food club, a community orchard or helping people to grow their own food. We are now looking at ways to connect these individuals and groups to create a support system that allows people to learn from each other, share their knowledge and learn new skills.

Building our Food Network is the first of several such events we will be hosting that aim to allow people to share stories and skills, learn about the amazing people and projects in the area and support newer people to get more involved – either with existing groups or to set up their own community initiative. We will also highlight some key strategic projects that people can get directly involved with e.g. becoming a composting champion, supporting THRIVE Magazine, gleaning or helping out at seasonal markets.

It’s an evening for people that are interested in or questioning how they can make a difference in their communities. It is a chance to ask questions, exchange ideas, connect in and register to be part of the network.

For more information and to register visit: tinyurl.com/BuildingFoodNetwork

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