How Secure is our Food Supply? Has the corona crisis made you think differently about it?
Check out the first of Anthea’s five blogs on food: where it comes from, how secure our food chains are and what happens when things go wrong…and what can we do about it?
How secure is our food supply? Check out the first of Anthea’s series of five blogs about the impact of the lockdown on how we see our
Developing a Wilmslow Market Garden
Next meeting Wednesday 3rd June 7.30. Email email@example.com for Zoom link. All welcome.
We are now meeting to discuss the possibility of a Wilmslow Community Market Garden. Please join us! Minutes of last meeting above; next meeting Weds 6th May 7.30pm. Email for zoom link. All welcome.
Community Vegetable Growing
At our Wilmslow in 2060 meeting last week we realised that food is going to be an increasingly scarce resource and we really need to start growing fruit and vegetables in a serious way. The food group are going to address this so do join us; lots of great ideas circulating already but we need more! This article in The Times is inspiring: anyone know any farmers locally who might do the same?
Food in the Time of Corona and how to get us all vegetable growing…
Update: Another recommendation: :”Another to add to the list of local suppliers. We get our milk delivered from Sheldon’s in Knutsford- They deliver in Wilmslow and can other food Bread, eggs They were taking new customers as of this Monday.
Sarah Bridle’s TED-x talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y7RHsXSW00
Food Group Meeting March 2020
The newly invigorated food group met virtually and covered areas such as Meat Free Monday, how we access food in the time of corona, and vegetable growing. Check out garryosonfurniture on instagram for vegetable growing tips.
Food and Climate Change
Professor Sarah Bridle, Professor of Astrophysics at The University of Manchester has turned her attention to the carbon cost of the food we eat. The main messages are to reduce the shocking amount of food UK consumers throw away each week, and to reduce meat and dairy consumption, but it is quite complicated! Sarah recommends these resources to get you started:
Incredible Edible Wilmslow – “replanting unloved plots in Wilmslow town centre with herbs, fruit and vegetables for everyone to enjoy”
STOPPING FOOD WASTE
Annual food waste from UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture and the retail and wholesale sectors amounts to around 12 million tonnes, valued at more than £19 billion. For every two tonnes we eat, another tonne is wasted.
WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) was set up in 2000 to promote sustainable waste management. “To safeguard UK food we need a step-change to increase sustainable food and drink production and consumption, conserve resources and combat climate change”. Dr Richard Swannell, Director of WRAP sustainable food systems.
Open Kitchen Manchester is a fantastic organisation…if you need catering for work or for a party, contact them….they convert food that would otherwise go to waste into delicious meals at a very reasonable cost that they deliver to your door. https://www.openkitchenmcr.co.uk/