FOOD RESILIENCE IN DORSET
Following the Zoom event on 10th JULY where we explored the question:
‘How can we support the shift to locally secure, low-emission, nature positive food production and diets in Dorset’
An Informed discussion took place exchanging some great ideas for actions and strategies. We had three prominent speakers who came and shared their ideas and projects with attendees:
Rebecca Sandover -Devon Food Partnership - systemic overview-funding- a case study.
Peter Samsom - Landworkers Alliance, Resilient Local Food Systems -Northumberland Farmer-focused local supply chain issues - different possible pathways - the pros and cons.
Anne Haydon MBE - Director and Founder of Your Planet Doctors and Grow Your Own Rainbow Gardens Project, Bournemouth Stimulating speakers.
Thank you so much for to all those who came along to Dorset Climate Action Network’s Open Zoom Event, and many thanks to all the speakers for giving so generously of their time.
Please find attached the slides from that evening, thanks to Rebecca and Peter, a record of the chat which contains a lot of information and a here is a link to a video of the Zoom meeting: https://youtu.be/VKPEpSCPpQY
As we heard that evening, to become a member of Sustainable Food Places could well be a significant step for Dorset as a county.
In their networking role, DorsetCAN have decided to follow this up with a little bit more research, to see if there is sufficient interest and support countywide to make sense of Dorset applying to become a member in March 2024.
If you are interested in being involved at any level or finding out more about it, please come along to our next Zoom meeting hosted by DorsetCAN: Sustainable Food Places : who are they and should Dorset become a member?– on Wednesday August 30th, 5.00-6.45 pm .
Alex Ward from Sustainable Food Places will be there to answer any questions we may have. Do let other food contacts know about it, so that we can have a wide representation of interests.