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RESOURCES, REPORTS AND LINKS
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We recommend the Transtion Culture website for a good read, recent reports and inspiring thinking.
REPORTS on LONDON FOOD & CLIMATE
Lambeth’s Credit Crunch Taskforce Report Outlining some recommendations about food growing and co-operative food purchases in Lambeth (Pdf)
Why London Needs to Grow More Food A concise report on where London is and where it need to head, welcoming feedback, from London Assembly Member Jenny Jones (Word doc)
Farming in London’s Green Belt Mark Holmes (Pdf)
London’s Food Emissions Important report on the true environmental impact of London’s food sector (Word doc)
City Limits A resource flow and ecological footprint analysis of Greater London
Health and Sustainable Food in London Strategy Implementation Plan, The Mayor’s Strategy (LDA, May 2006) (Word doc)
Urban Agriculture in London: Rethinking Our Food Economy Case study of London by Tara Garnett (Pdf)
REPORTS on UK FOOD & CLIMATE
Thinking about the future of food Chatsworth House (Pdf)
Food Matters – Towards a Strategy for the 21st Century Cabinet Office
Fuelling the Food Crisis by Caroline Lucas
Statistics on UK Food Self-Sufficiency (Excel doc)
Cooking Up A Storm (Pdf) This FCRN (Food Climate Research Network) report, published in September 2008 sets out what is known about the food systemâ€™s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The FCRN website also has a number of other interesting reports and presentations on veg, meat, alcohol, refrigeration etc. You can also download these from the document box on the Brixton Food and Growing Group on Project Dirt.
Secret Report: Biofuel caused food crisis Guardian article
The carbon emissions generated in all that we consume Carbon Trust
Government response to petition concerning provision of allotments, Sept 08
LONDON FOOD LINKS
Sustain: London Food Link
RESEARCH & RESOURCES: URBAN AGRICULTURE
Food Vision: If you have a food project, large or small, which you would like to promote on the Food Vision site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details or submit a case study via the site at .
Mikey Tomkins’s site The basic theme of the site is the relationship between the places where we live, food production and its consumption.
Sustainability Reloaded: Urban Agriculture Confronted A collection of ideas and data on the impact of food production on the environment and society.[
Edible Cities A report of a visit to urban food growing projects in the United States by a group of four people from different organisations based in London. Can be downloaded for free or for a donation to Sustain.
Protecting our Orchard HeritageCan be downloaded for free or for a donation to Sustain.
Guide to Setting up An Edible Roof Garden Great Canadian guide to planning a community growing project and making it work
An Urban Harvest Accessing Potential Urban Food Production
Review of Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes – Andre Viljoen (2006) Review by Rob Hopkins, with lots of links
The Urban Agriculture NetworkResource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF)
One of Marielle’s recent articles on participatory planning for urban agriculture Marielle is Co-ordinator on capacity building for RUAF. She has worked as Field co-ordinator for the project on “Making the Edible Landscapeâ€ promoting the integration of urban agriculture into urban design and construction in Rosario (Argentina), Kampala (Uganda) and Colombo (Sri Lanka); as Urban agriculture advisor for UN-Habitat Urban Management Programme, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; and on many other projects.
The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Inspiring film showing Cuban communities growing their own food in urban settings.
Why We Forgot How to Grow Food John-Paul Flintoff; The Sunday Time, 19th April 2009
(see Food growing in schools in the Education Group)
Permaculture:a beginners guide. From Graham Burnetts site www.spiralseed.co.uk
LOCAL FOOD HUB
First ideas for a food hub A much fuller version exists – please email email@example.com and ask for Local organic Food Depot for London Discussion Paper
Growing Communities plans to support others
OTHER FOOD LINKS
Carbon emissions of the food on your plate
Sustainable Food Lab A consortium of 70 businesses and social organizations from three continents with the mission of accelerating the shift of sustainable food from niche to mainstream in order to ensure a healthy future for the planet and its people.