The new farming group is working on how we can support local farmers to make the Transition to ways of working that are more resilient to rising oil prices. 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.
We have two events coming up:
7:30 Bharat Bhavan (the old library) on Mill Road
2-5:30pm, venue to be confirmed.