Spring into Spring event -FREE Local Food Event- Tewkesbury
7th February 2011
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Spring into Spring event (FREE Local Food Event) Tewkesbury

For all those interested in local food production, climate change, community resilience, peak oil, organic and healthy food our FREE ‘Spring into Spring’ event is a must to attend. The event will be held in Tewkesbury on Tuesday 29th March. 

Vision 21 as part of the ‘Count Me In! programme’ - Tewkesbury's Healthy Towns initiative, will host the FREE event from 7.30 - 10pm at Watson Hall, Tewkesbury.

Vision 21is delighted to confirm that Elaine Brook, ecologist, writer and photographer and Molly Scott Cato, Reader in Green Economics, Cardiff School of Management, are on the line up of speakers.  The event will offer various break out areas enabling people to learn more about the issues they are interested in.  Topic tables will include Community Supported Agriculture, Permaculture and Organic Food, Climate Change and Peak Oil, Tewkesbury Transition Town and a  Grow your Own Q&A table. There will also be lots of interesting stands including Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association, Gloucestershire Organic Growing Group, Friends of the Earth, Vision 21 and many more.

The event is timely given that a UK government-commissioned study into food security has called for urgent action to avert global hunger. The Foresight Report on Food and Farming Futures says the current system is unsustainable and will fail to end hunger unless radically redesigned. According to the government's chief scientific adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington says "We have 20 years to arguably deliver something of the order of 40% more food; 30% more available fresh water and of the order of 50% more energy. We can't wait 20 years or 10 years indeed - this is really urgent."
So come along to learn about how we can become a more resilient community and see how we can all act now before it’s too late.
For more information and to book a place please contact Abi Porter via email aporter@vision21.org.uk or call 01242 224321, places will go fast.  www.vision21.org.uk

Further information:

Vision 21- Vision 21 (Gloucestershire) promotes local solutions to the global sustainability issues of climate change, peak oil, ecological debt, ecosystem destruction, food and water security. It works within Gloucestershire to change attitudes and behaviour to enable communities to adapt to these issues and live on a sustainable personal carbon allowance and the resources of one planet.

Healthy Towns - Tewkesbury is one of nine towns across the UK participating in the Government-funded Healthy Towns initiative. The nine towns will share a £30 million pot from Government over three years.

Count Me In programme - is a partnership between Tewkesbury Borough Council, NHS Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire County Council, Active Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Development Agency.

Community Supported Agriculture - Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown.

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