The new farming group is working on forging links between local farmers and our community. By supporting local farmers, we can help make the Transition to ways of working that are more resilient to rising oil prices.
But not only that: we can gain an insight into the real life of those producing the food we eat, educate ourselves and our children. There's a real benefit from being more in tune to the world of farming.
The particular areas that we want to look at are ways of farming that are less dependent on oil (in the form of fertilizers, pesticides and oil needed to drive farm machinery) and how to relocalise food distribution so that as transport becomes more expensive, farmers are already plugged into local markets.
All our events are aimed at getting food consumers AND food producers talking and learning from each other.
Events coming up:
"Be an organic farmer for a day" returns! In 2012 we are focussing on a dedicated Cropshare Project. Click here for the exciting details...