‘Towards a People’s Food Policy’ Questionnaire

Participate in the questionnaire here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/towardsapeoplesfoodpolicy

In October 2015 grassroots food and farming organisations in the UK began a process to create a People’s Food Policy for the UK. Stewarded by the LandWorkers’ Alliance, the aim of the project is to engage in a process from the ground up to articulate a vision of a fairer food system for all, and how it can be realised.
What is a food system?
A food system is the path that food travels from field to fork. It is made up of all the components of how food is grown, reared, harvested, processed, packaged, distributed, transported, accessed, consumed and disposed.

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CFGN member Living Under One Sun hiring Head Gardener

Living Under One Sun is a unique community-based, multi-award winning organisation committed to community leadership, creating health, well-being and positive neighbourhoods.
We want to recruit a highly motivated Head Gardener to manage and develop the next phase of our beautiful ‘Green Flag’ winning Community Allotment in Tottenham, Haringey.
This exciting part-time role offers the chance to join our dynamic team with leadership, development and career opportunities for the right candidate. For this position you will need at least 2 years experience of food growing in a leading role, a Level 2 qualification in Horticulture or equivalent experience, strong planning and management skills and an inclusive, partnership approach.

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Londoners’ own plan for London

Re-posted from Just Space website

See pp 48 – 51 for policy proposals on ‘Community Food and Food Production’ that CFGN has worked with Sustain, Women’s Environmental Network and the Federation of City Farms and Gardens on.

Just Space Network launches Community-led Plan for London and calls for Sadiq Khan to encourage fair involvement in planning.

Just Space, an informal network of voluntary and community groups, has published a draft Community-led Plan for London to establish the need for public participation and new initiatives in planning the city.

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Frustrated by the few gains resulting from community participation in successive Examinations in Public (EiPs) of the London Plan, and at too late a stage in the process, Just Space decided to use its combined knowledge and evidence built up over many years and write a set of London Plan policies from a community perspective. Eighty-five different organizations have contributed to the draft, from local community campaigns to pan-London interest groups.

Just Space calls for the new Mayor to analyse the current planning model and its detrimental impact on the majority of Londoners. They say there is an urgent need to re-balance a system in which developer-led planning dominates large areas of the city, for example across the ‘Opportunity Areas’. Just Space challenged Boris Johnson’s London Plan, saying it would increase the polarisation of London’s communities, continue to encourage inequality and not solve the housing crisis. They were also critical of the narrowness of his ‘World City’ focus.

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