Brand new support for groups looking to form local food systems was launched at a sold-out event last week in Manchester.
The event, organised by Plunkett Foundation as part of Making Local Food Work, saw representatives from some of the pioneering groups to have taken part in the pilot phase of the Local Food Systems project, as well as sessions from the likes of Graeme Willis of CPRE, Jennifer Smith of Plunkett Foundation and Tom Andrews of Soil Association. It focused on the key lessons learnt from the pilot phase, with practical workshops and interactive sessions giving delegates the chance to talk face-to-face to those involved.
The event also saw the launch of the second phase of support for community food enterprises wishing to explore collaboration as a way of scaling up and increasing the reach of local food in their communities, as well as a toolkit developed by Making Local Food Work partner, CPRE, to help communities map their local food webs.
Ceinwen Lally, Enterprise Officer at Plunkett Foundation, said: “The day was a great success and we would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make it such an informative and inspiring day. We are delighted to launch the new phase of support available and looking forward to working with new community groups.”
For more information about how we can help your community food enterprise, contact Ceinwen Lally on email@example.com or call us on 01993 810730.
Presentations from the day can be downloaded from http://www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/227.