Hello Foodies â€“ this newsletter can also be found atÂ http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/2011/03/newsletters/
Food and Growing Group Meeting to take stock of projects and set dates
Tuesday, 24th May, 6.30 â€“ 8.30 (meeting at 7.00, refreshments and chat from 6.30)
Transition Town Brixton Centre,Â 6-8, Robsart St, Brixton SW9 0DJ
We would like to establish a regular (monthly/bi-monthly) update meeting for the TTB Food Group. To start this off we have booked this initial meeting to take stock of what projects/activities are being run by TTB Foodies at the moment and set dates for future meetings.
Agenda:Â List all ongoing projects, set regular meeting dates, discuss possible areas/projects for future involvement
Many thanks to Sonja for arranging this.
Best wishes and hope to see you soon
Food and Growing Group and other events:
- A listing of events for the next 10 days from our Google calendar.
- Chef into Sustainability in Kennington
- Sutton Community Farm Packing Manager position for new box scheme â€“ deadline midday 23rd May
- Community farm in south London for sale! Â£1.15m, but could it be bought by lots of us and run as a co-op?
- Land for food growing sought to rent â€“ minimum a quarter of an acre
- Salad Club coming to Brixton Farmersâ€™ Market showcasing the best local ingredients from within 100 miles
- Community Supported Agriculture â€“ whatâ€™s that? Please help by filling a survey for the Soil Association
- The Big Lunch, 5th June, itâ€™s too late to close your street, not to do a lunch: http://www.thebiglunch.com/
- Free garden advice offered by Master Gardener in Kennington
- New book, â€˜Herb Teas and Recipesâ€™, by local resident, Linda Jackson, who grows herbs on her balcony:
A 10 day listing from our Google calendar.
For a detailed listing of our calendar events see the attached separate file â€“ the details of events can also be seen on the homepage (here atÂ www.transitiontownbrixton.org) in the â€˜Upcoming Eventsâ€™ section on the right of the page.
Chef into Sustainability in Kennington
Received from LondonFoodLink forum: SRA Member, The Three Stags,Â www.thethreestags.org in Kennington needs a chef who is into Sustainability. Speak to Richard 07963 878 536.
Sutton Community Farm Packing Manager position
Received from LondonFoodLink forum: Sutton Community Farm is launching a truly local veg box in June and we’re looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team, see details below.
Sutton Community Farm Packing Manager: Sutton Community Farm, London’s largest community farm, set up in 2010 to increase access to healthy fresh unsprayed produce, encourage the community to develop food growing skills and create a sustainable local food system. We’re launching a veg box in June 2011 and are looking for an enthusiastic team member to help pick, prepare, pack and promote our truly local veg boxes.
Main duties will include: harvesting produce, ensuring quality control of produce, assisting with collating orders and related admin, preparing produce, packing veg boxes and bags, working with volunteers, other related duties, assisting delivery.
Part time position Â£8.10p/h plus produce related bonuses and free veg! One to two days per week
Contact Anna Francis for further information or send CV and covering letter by midday 23rd May 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 020 8404 4880
Community farm in south London for sale!
Received from LondonFoodLinkforum: This is a complete pipe dream but a large farm including farm shop, polytunnels, 35 acres of land, woodland, house etc has come up for sale near our community farm in Wallington, South London. It’s Â£1.15m so would only need 766 of us to put up Â£1500 to run as an amazing community farm / coop / training centre etc etc. Anyone interested?!?!Â http://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/ – did something similar…
(posted by Anna Francis One Planet Food Manager) http://www.suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/
Land to rent needed for community focused organic smallholding
Received from Project Dirt: Hi everybody, i am a Lambeth based food grower looking to find a space to rent to start up a community focused organic small holding which, as well as producing food to sell locally, would offer workshops and training. Does anyone know of any space (prob 1/4 of an acre minimum) in lambeth that could be a possibility? Any help much appreciated! Thanks in advance! Jack Astbury
Visit Incredible Edible Lambeth at:
Salad Club comes to Brixton Farmers’ Market
Received from Salad Club: This coming Sunday we’ll be pitching up on Brixton Station Road with our little stall stacked high with no less than six delicious, seasonal salads and take-away dips. In collaboration withÂ London Farmers’ Markets, we’ll be showcasing the best local ingredients grown or produced within a 100 mile radius of Brixton. Expect wonderful combinations of soft cheese, cooked meats, amazingly peppery leaves, sweet roasted vegetables and the freshest herbs from some of the hard-working farmers who’ll be supplying us.
You’ll find Salad Club at Brixton Farmers’ Market, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PA on the following Sundays:
Sunday 22nd May, Sunday 12th June, Sunday 26th June
From 10am until 2pm (or whenever we sell out). July dates will be announced in our next newsletter.
Community Supported Agriculture â€“ whatâ€™s that? Please take part in survey
Received from Bonnie Hewson, CSA manager at the Soil Association: Please help us to find out more about public attitudes and experiences of Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) by taking part in one of our brief surveys, even â€“Â especially â€“ if youâ€™ve never heard about CSA before!
You will find the survey here: http://j.mp/surveycsa
It should only take 5 to 10 minutes. To thank you for your help, youâ€™ll receive a discount code for books from Earthscan, a leading publisher of environmental books, and youâ€™ll be entered into a prize draw for a selection of books. Please send out to your wider networks as we’re trying to reach a really broad group of people and ‘snow-balling’ is the best way!
Free garden advice offered by Master Gardener in Kennington
Received from Project Dirt: And NEW in our ownÂ Volunteering section this week, Melanie – a “Master Gardener” based in Kennington is offeringÂ free garden advice to individual households and community groups.
New book, â€˜Herb Teas and Recipesâ€™, by local resident, Linda Jackson
Overview of the book: This book is very special to me as I’m into herbs.They are my babies,so to speak.Â I decided to write this book asÂ I had my own collection of herbelÂ tea recipes.Â I noticed that inÂ all of my herb books that I have ofÂ which is many.Â They had onlyÂ a few tea recipes available. SoÂ I thought it would beÂ greatÂ idea to write a book just for teas. So that’s how it all began. I grow my ownÂ herbs and make up teas and of course enjoy drinking them too andÂ I hope you do to. Cheers Linda