Food, Glorious (and Local) Food!

Food on the doorstep!

Come and join us for a couple of events dedicated to the delights of local food.  Whether you are allotmenteer of the year or a novice gardener or just someone who would like to be able to buy more locally grown food then come along to our next two events.

On Tuesday 24th November we will be showing The Power of Community – an uplifting film showing how Cuba responded to a sudden energy crisis and shortage of food by redesigning its agricultural and transport systems to make them more efficient and sustainable.  Nowadays many more people in Cuba grow food for themselves and around of 80% of food consumed in Cuba’s cities is grown within the city limits.  We invite you to be inspired and imagine the possibilities for growing more food in St Albans!

The film is being shown at Trinity United Reformed Church on Beaconsfield Road (near the City Station) at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £3 (concessions £1).

Join us on Saturday 28th November to share your ideas and air your views at our Open Space Workshop addressing the question: “How could St Albans source more food locally in the future?”

This event is an opportunity to network with other people interested in growing more food locally and to brainstorm how this can be achieved.  No special knowledge or skills are needed and by coming along you are making no commitment to do anything!  That said, we are already in talks with a number of local bodies about available land and so we expect to be kicking off many local growing projects early next year – so if you want to do something you will certainly be able to!

The Open Space Workshop will run from 10.30 to 2.30 at Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall.  Nearest parking is in the Maltings Car Park.  Tickets are £4  (Concessions £2).  A basic lunch will be provided but please bring some food to share.

For more information on either of these events or to book tickets please contact: info [at]

2 responses to “Food, Glorious (and Local) Food!

  1. Very interested in Transition Towns movement. Local resident. No garden but do like to eat! Main interest is in how this relates to forming community. Please put me on mailing list for future events. Thankyou.

  2. @Lisa Done. Thank you for contacting us Lisa.

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