Sustain launch new network and magazine to help communities to take back control of their food.
A new network and magazine have been launched today to help communities to take back control of their food. The publication, Rhubarb, is the magazine of the Local Action on Food network - which helps community organisations from across the country to share experiences and inspiration about building a better food system.
Ben Reynolds from Local Action on Food, comments, “Something really special is starting to happen across the country. People are taking control of their food – where it comes from, how it's produced and where they buy it. Local Action on Food is bringing these groups together for the first time; from restaurants using ethical ingredients, to co-ops selling local food and supporting local farmers, or councils creating sustainable food strategies. There is a wealth of knowledge about what works, and the Local Action on Food network and Rhubarb magazine have been launched to share it.”
Ben Reynolds continued, “Food has a major part to play in our health, our economy and protection of the environment, let alone being fundamental to our survival. Communities are increasingly waking up to this. Some are turning over urban land for food growing, such as through the Capital Growth initiative in London, or through the dozens of Transition Town groups springing up.”
The first issue of Rhubarb magazine is launched today at the Making Local Food Work conference in Birmingham, a gathering of the leading lights in the country's local food movement.
The magazine features:
For enquiries about the Local Action on Food network or copies of Rhubarb magazine, please contact Ben Reynolds on 0203 5596 777, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Action on Food
Local Action on Food: The Local Action on Food network was run as part of the Big Lottery funded Making Local Food Work programme, 2007 to 2012. It has now closed.
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