Food & Growing

The main current projects are the TTB Wholefood Organic Food Coop and the Slade Gardens Permaculture Demonstration site. The coop organizes an order every couple of months and the Slade Gardens project is just getting off the ground as it has taken a long time to get a signed license for the use of the land.

Take a look at photos from the BLIP project (Bringing Land into Production) to see the kinds of things we’ve been doing.

We had a very interesting and informative ‘Focus on Food’ evening at the TTB Shared Space evening last week. - one of the things we discussed was the need to look at what the priorities are when we have less volunteers and what special role can we can play when there are food projects popping up all over the place?

You can keep in touch and follow what it going on with one or more of these:

Subscribe to receive our newsletters:
http://groups.google.com/group/ttbfood_news

Join Our On-line Forum – ‘Brixton Food & Growing Group’ on Project Dirt. Project Dirt describes itself as a ‘green social network’ and has green projects from all over London and some from further afield. It has a useful map showing all the projects and an events listing. If you join the group you can post comments and queries:
http://www.projectdirt.com/project/7188/

** *But please note that Project Dirt has changed its system recently and the information there is in the process of being reorganized***

Our Twitter feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/TTB_food

Our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ttb.food/

Our Email address (but note, this is only monitored intermittently at the moment):
ttbfood@gmail.com

If you need access to material from our old site, it is archived here: http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/2009/12/the-food-group-page/. This is also a good place to find out about past activities, such as the Future of Our Food events.

We also have a set of useful docs – ‘How To’s', reports on sustainable food, meeting notes and so on below. (A box should open up showing folders of documents you can download – stored on www.box.com, a free site for sharing and collaboration)

(Page content reviewed 20/11/2012 by Penny Noy)

3 responses to “Food & Growing”

  1. Hi TTB,
    I no longer live in Brixton, and TTB didnt exsit wheb I moved to Spain 17 years ago!.
    I now have an olive farm and I’m a member of a small organic olive oil co-op in the Alpujarras, Granada (Orgiva) called “La Flor de La Alpujarra ”
    We set up the co-op several years ago and finally opened our mill 2.5 years ago.
    We produce excellent cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil from the small local farms around.
    The farms are unmechanized and the olives are hand picked from mostly ancient trees.

    We are looking to make contact with food cop-ops and other food groups in order to establish a relationship for direct sales, bypassing middlemen and enabling us to sell our oil at a price that is reflected in decent prices paid for the olives our farmer/members bring to the mill. We cant compete with the industrialised production of other areas.
    We also encourage groups to come and visit our farms and our mill and learn about our project which we hope will allow local farmers to continue farming traditionally and will preserve the special landscape and bio-diversity of this beautiful region.
    We are situated in the Alpujarras- the low mountain region below Sierra Nevada, famous for its unique system of “acequias” (arab irrigation chanels ) which bring snow-melt water from the mountains to water our crops.
    If your group would be interested in making links with us please contact me on this email address: katealpujarra@yahoo.com . Or tel 0207 6330509
    I will be in London untill aprox aug 24th.
    Thanks,
    Kate

  2. I am part of From The Ground Up and could be interested in organic olive oil. Please go to our web site,

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