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  • Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming

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    Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity, and enrich society and culture. The main way that Sustain fulfils its aims is through running a multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.

  • Growing Communities

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    Growing Communities is a social enterprise in Hackney that aims to create community-led alternatives to the current damaging food system. We run an organic fruit and vegetable box scheme, a certified farmers’ market every Saturday in Stoke Newington, where all the producers sell organic, biodynamic or wild produce, and three urban market gardens in Hackney parks where we grow organic, zero-food-miles salad for the box scheme and local restaurants and cafés. Local schools, residents and groups with special needs can visit the growing sites to  learn more about organic food growing or to become a regular volunteer. Growing Communities is working to improve what we eat, how we eat and how it’s farmed. Visit the website for more details of how to get involved or to join the box scheme.

  • Greening Wingrove Project

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    The Greening Wingrove Project is a community partnership, with the aim to support the people of Wingrove, Newcastle upon Tyne to live sustainably through growing, recycling and saving energy – helped by BIG Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably Fund. The Greening Wingrove scheme will find practical ways to deal with the impact of climate change on a local level, such as: Saving money on home and business energy costs, cutting everyone’s carbon footprint; Home insulation, collective buying of electricity and gas; Saving money on food by more local growing for cheaper and healthier eating, and holding food festivals to share ideas and tips.

  • The Community Farm

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    We provide learning experiences to enhance the public’s understanding of farming and demonstrate how food can be produced in a sustainable way. These include: Adult learning workshops – in three broad areas: horticulture, eco-building, food and cookery; Children’s activities – including Forest School, vegetable growing and theatre workshops; School visits – primary and secondary; Employee volunteering/team building.   Why learn with us? The Farm is a real-life example of community-owned organic agriculture; Specialists in particular areas of expertise lead our workshops and visits, be they our own staff or carefully-selected tutors; Many of our workshops and activities are ‘hands-on’, so you can learn by doing; Learning takes place in the setting of a working farm, so it is easier to see how what you learn might be applied in the real world; We are located in beautiful surroundings overlooking Chew Lake; We have a purpose-built yurt for the indoor elements of our workshops and visits; there are also toilets, hand-wash, and tea and coffee-making facilities; The farm provides an opportunity for you to socialise with other members of your community.   Also offers box scheme for local delivery