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This article is an offshoot of Food activism UK.

Video[edit | edit source]

The Field Guide for the Future
Authors: Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Dec 13, 2021

More Video:

  • Gleaning Network UK on Vimeo
  • The Big Lunch 2013 (longer version) on youtube
  • Everyday Growing Futures (13 minutes, 2013) on youtube
  • Tim Lang & Andrew Simms in Conversation, on youtube, 2009
  • Local Food Roots, a film celebrating the local food movement in the UK, 35 minutes

How to's[edit | edit source]

Maps for community action[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

  • The UK suffers from low levels of food security, and imports around 46 per cent of the total food it consumes.
  • Research shows urban farms could supply up to four times the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables that the UK currently imports.[1]

Policies[edit | edit source]

A People's Food Policy[edit | edit source]

Article series: A People's Food Policy

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A comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England[2]

A ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people's vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organizations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organizations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.

A People's Food Policy is an extensive report, extending to 100 pages across 9 thematic chapters covering governance, food production, health, land, labour, environment, knowledge and skills, trade and finance - each with an in depth analysis and policy proposals for transforming the food system in England. June, 2017

Other references[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]


Innovative Farmers, "network of farmers and growers who are running on-farm trials, on their own terms."


Agroforestry Research Trust

Rethinking Britain's Food Security - Soil Association, pdf, 2008

Funding community action[edit | edit source]


Daylesford Foundation

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

  • Landshare, high-profile national garden sharing project in England, spearheaded by celebrity chef and TV personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, in conjunction with public-service broadcaster Channel 4. Growers, landowners and volunteers can, at no charge, register their interest in participating in a share in their area. There are over 55,000 members. Although this is a number that have registered since 2009 when the social enterprise was first publicized widely, since then its activity has decreased. W
  • LandSpot, mapping derelict land across the UK that could be put to growing use
  • LetsGrow, helping to get your council take your request for an allotment seriously!

Other resources[edit | edit source]


Food security[edit | edit source]

FoodCycle, Community Meals
Authors: FoodCycle, Sep 28, 2021

FoodCycle is a UK charity that rescues surplus food that would otherwise be wasted and uses these ingredients to create healthy three-course meals for vulnerable people in the community, people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. The organization is headquartered in London and has operations throughout the United Kingdom W

Child food poverty[edit | edit source]

Community allotment[edit | edit source]

see for example About Southend in Transition community alloment

Community farms[edit | edit source]

Community Food enterprises[edit | edit source]

Growing for change: creating good livelihoods for a better food system, A guide for community food enterprises

Education[edit | edit source]

Local food[edit | edit source]

  • Resources from Making Local Food Work, a BIG Lottery project which ended in 2013

Personal options[edit | edit source]

How to Farm Regeneratively at Home, Feb 23, 2021,

Past events[edit | edit source]



See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages

  1., 31st July 2023
  3., ref checked 18:59, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

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