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The Food Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Dragon Inn for an informal chat and planning of upcoming events, such as the annual seed swap and plant swap events. Join us in the pub at 19.30 to find out more about how to get involved. 

The Food Group also supports the Worcester Orchard Worker’s monthly maintenance work at New College Worcester on Whittington Road (the RNIB college). Come along there at 10am on the last Saturday of each month for some hand-ons work and apple/blackberry picking at the right time of year. Please contact Arthur Rowe on 01905 423766 before the day if you wish to come so we know to expect you.

The focus of this Food Group is on how to build a resilient local food network and reduce food waste. Climate change and oil prices impact on food costs, whilst staggering amounts of food are wasted each year. Furthermore, over a billion people worldwide are going hungry many in countries that export food to wealthier states, such as the UK, where food production has been in decline. .We need a coherent strategy from the Government down and from the community level up, to increase our food security and local resilience.

Transition Worcester’s aims around food include to:

-Encourage and support people in  growing their own veg and fruit eg through seed and plant swaps and through our Teaching Gardens at the Old North Stables

-Raise awareness of food issues  eg local food producers, food miles, food wastage, seasonal food availability, vegetarian and vegan diets, Fairtrade food.

-Increase knowledge and skills around Permaculture,  food preserving, seasonal cooking and fruit tree/ orchard maintenance.

– Help to reduce food waste, through our Gleaning and Food Rescue projects.

-Support and promote local food producers and businesses that use local produce

-To research, promote and hopefully link with other relevant projects

Please contact us if you’d like to get involved – transitionworcester@gmail.com