Community Food

GROUP TWO: COMMUNITY FOOD

PROPOSAL: multi-functional community food resource centre / hub with

• storage space

• shared growing and cooking space

• kitchen for hire (inc for demos)

• fruit maps (street fruit trees)

• library (books and films)

• training:

• lectures

• local experts

• mentors

• café (profits microfinance local producers)

• garden

In addition could have associated:

• free shop or market stall (community grown food surplus + can give to colleges)

• SCOOP (students’ box scheme)

• open days

• stalls for local businesses

Would need

• some paid staff, but basically community-volunteer-run or workers’ co-op (cf The People’s Supermarket in London with getting a discount as an incentive)

• central location

• links with town and gown (colleges)

Festival?

Farm?