Positive food change can be enabled through grassroots action and innovation. Plymouth has many ongoing projects that build the vital knowledge, skills and capacity to make that change happen. Food Plymouth has a range of community food activists who share ideas and resources with others, thus creating opportunities for knowledge exchange and positive action around food. This includes:
- Food Growing – Tamar Grow Local, Plymouth Permaculture Allotment; Horticultural Therapy Trust, Poole farm project
- Food education – Grow Share Cook; Functional Foodie; Family Foraging kitchen; Food is Fun; CaterEd
- Training opportunities – Thrive Plymouth training packages
In pursuit of the Silver Award we will add value to the great work that is already going on in our communities to connect people through food. We want to strengthen local communities’ sense of agency and connectedness and their ability to reduce food poverty through solutions developed by themselves.
Several food growing projects in the city which were already underway were foundation partners when Food Plymouth was formed in 2010. Others were less actively involved but their valuable work still contributed to the Local Food Charter initiative and subsequent developments, including the Sustainable Food Cities action plan.