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The Food & Growing Group is planning the landmark finale in its series of events entitled The Future of Our Food. About 200 people attended the launch of the series at the Town Hall on Thursday 30 April (see videos below) and another 60 or so came to discuss with experts how much of our food could be grown in Brixton, with Andre Viljoen, Mkiey Tomkins and Paul Richens. We also had a great discussion with Ian Collingwood (Middlesborough Town Feast) and Seb Mayfield (Food Up Front / Captial Growth) on how to make community growing projects successfulÂ and had an inspiring talk from Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association, preceeded by a viewing of A Farm for the Future.Â We have also had composting , food waste and beginners seed growing workshops and have promoted others run by Food Up Front (wwwfoodupfront.org).
We are finally readyÂ to haveÂ our big community Open Space event on Saturday 10th October where people can put their new found knowledge into the mix and help plan a future food strategy for Brixton – this will form part of TTB’s Energy Descent Action Plan and will plot out the steps we need to take in the coming years to ensure Brixton is a resilient and happy place to live in 2030. If you want to clue yourself up even more about our current food predicaments then have a look at the Resources, Reports and Links page of the Food Group (http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/2009/12/top-page/) or watch the new BBC2 three part series Future of Food online (until the 7th September)
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Speakers from the Future of our Food Launch, Rosie Boycott and Claire Milne.
Our current food system invests 10 calories of fossil energy to get 1 calorie of food energy out. We import more than 40% of our food. As oil and gas supplies dwindle this will present problems. In the city we are reliant on supermarket distribution chains, but supermarkets only hold enough food to feed us all for three days, leaving us “nine meals away from anarchy” should our imports be interrupted. But there are ways we can help to change our food system to make ourselves more self-reliant – even in London!
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