Monday, 7 October 2013

Land and Food Forum success!!

A massive thanks to everyone that took part in this hugely inspirational day. We had key speakers from policy campaigners and strategy thinkers to growers and diverse community projects. Over 350 turned out for a very sunny day. Through a series of facilitated workshops people were able to network and bring fresh ideas to solving the issue of creating a sustainable food system.

For Avon Wildlife Trust this is very important as the Urban Pollinators project is showing remarkable trends that show allotments to host a higher abundance of pollinator insects than a large range of other landscapes. This includes habitats in rural areas.  Avon Wildlife Trust is trying to find solution to link up the living landscape and this forum helped empower a range of active community projects.

Additionally on the day we pressed a huge quantity of apples from the site, enjoyed food fresh from the site cooked by the Market Kitchen and had kids getting involved in Pumpkin Mania.

Thanks again to all involved. Keep an eye out for next seasons events on the blog calender.

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