Kindling's Helen Woodcock gave a ten-minute talk at the May 2010 Making Local Food Work Conference entitled: Making Local Food Work for Manchester, introducing the work of The Kindling Trust and explaining the purpose of projects like FeedingManchester.
Helen also joined a discussion panel answering questions from the audience, alongside Rob Squires of Groundwork's Target: Wellbeing and the ever passionate: Kath Dalmeny of Sustain.
The day-long conference entitled: Making Local Food Work for People and Planet was the third such conference and the first to come to the North of England. The event was described as 'the essential national conference for all those interested in community food enterprises'.
The day explored how community food enterprises benefit both people and planet and looked at:
- How community food enterprises can reduce the impact of food on the environment
- How people can take ownership of their food and where it comes from
- How community food enterprises can provide a fair deal for producers and consumers
Helen's talk shared the lessons learnt in the city over the last year in raising the profile and importance of sustainable food and hoped to encourage other local authorities to take a more inclusive and partnership approach to food provision.