The 4th FeedingManchester took place on the glorious summer evening of Friday the 25th June 2010 at Hulme Community Garden Centre. The evening combined a networking and social event with the opportunity to discuss how we collectively encourage other organisations to adopt our definition of Sustainable Food and prepare for a possible sustainable food manifesto for Greater Manchester.
The evening saw forty people from groups across Greater Manchester updating each other with their news and progress. Organisations who attended included a number of community allotment groups; Herbie - a mobile grocers; Debdale Eco Centre; Manchester Abundance; SUSTAIN; Unicorn Grocery; Action for Sustainable Living; Groundwork; as well as a number of Transition Town groups - Bolton, Altrincham and Manchester.
A range of exciting updates from the last four months included the start of a Greater Manchester food heritage project, two new food co-ops supported, several new Abundance groups starting across Greater Manchester (as well as an Observer Ethical Award for national Abundance groups), a new community kitchen and bakery starting in Hulme and a sustainable soup project starting at Brookburn Primary, sourcing local organic veg.
The new format resulted in a much more informal and networking-type event. Ideas flowed for what we want Manchester to look like by 2020 in terms of sustainable food. All of the notes taken at this event will be written up and posted on the FeedingManchester section of this website (under projects) and will be fed into Manchester's Sustainable Food Steering Group.
For more information about FeedingManchester #4 click here