Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mono meet up

So last week about a dozen people gathered at Mono in King Street to look at how we can build on the success of Glasgow Blasda event and moving the Glasgow Local Food Network forward.

There were people representing Locavore, Towards Transition Glasgow, Urban Roots, Dennistoun Diggers, G3 Growers, The Hidden Gardens, South Seeds, Battlefield Community Project, Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust, Playbusters, Transition UWS, Abundance Glasgow as well as a few interested individuals. You can find all of these organisations and more on our map!

There was a really good discussion about what the purpose of the Glasgow Local Food Network was and it was agreed the aim was:

 to support and promote the growth of a fair, sustainable and resilient regional food system linking production, distribution and consumption to benefit our communities and economy.

It will achieve this by:

  • growing connections and networks between food organisations, businesses and local government as well as individuals, families and volunteers
  • raising the profile of local food projects in Glasgow and their associated issues
  • influencing food policy and strategy for Glasgow through local and national Government

It was also agreed to:
  • set up a blog (this is it!!) and undertake monthly interviews with local projects
  • hold another Seed Swap event in the Spring and a harvest/blasda event in the autumn
  • arrange another meeting in January hosted by one of the projects (more details soon!)
If you want to get involved in the Network then please drop us an email or post a message on our Facebook group

You can download the meeting notes here.

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