We are working, in alliance with the Earth Trust, on a possible South Oxfordshire Local Food Strategy. The first stage was a meeting with local farmers, small scale growers, marketeers, food shops, pub owners and others in March to identify the main constraints to increased local food production and consumption, and how best to address some of these. The report on this meeting will be the basis of further discussions on 10 June – after which it is planned that a number of groups will be set up to deal with specific areas (e.g., role of education and schools, persuading landowners to make more land available to small scale horticulturalists, improving the profit margins for small scale producers). Later we aim to push for policy changes at local and county level (and national?)to encourage the growth of a local food economy.
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Sun22Jun201411:00 amEarth Trust Farm, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
22nd June 11am-4pm
- Grow tasty salad
- Veg growing talks
- Chicken keeping talks
- BYO plants to swap
- Children's planting
- Sample local food
Earth Trust Farm, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Adults £5, Children £2
For more information please call 01865 407792 or visit the Earth Trust website.
Follow up to seminars held on 6th March involving local food growers, restaurateurs, pub owners, food marketeers, and food shops on how to increase the production and consumption of local foods. For further details contact Phil Pritchard or Jill Bindoff on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed03Oct20187:00 pmGlebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DTThe next meeting of SOS is on Wednesday, 3rd October and we shall focus on Air Pollution.Caroline Newton, SODC Cabinet Member for the Environment, will be attending. We will discuss how the District Council can work with sustainability groups in the market towns.Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We follow the meeting with a shared supper, so please bring a plate and a bottle. (NB Personally, I am vegan). The venue is our home: Glebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DT (directions and parking information).Here are the minutes from our last meeting (which are quite interesting).Agenda to follow - nearer the date.
Contact for SOS Local Food:
Gill Bindoff and Phil Pritchard: email@example.com