Community

We aim to tackle the main sources of food-carbon emissions, by encouraging and making it easier for people to:

  •  reduce meat and dairy consumption
  •  buy organically-produced food
  •  buy local, seasonal food, sold by local retailers – or grow or forage some of our own
  •  cut down on food waste, avoid packaging, and recycle
  •  cut down on meals out, such as takeaways, by cooking more from scratch at home.

Our main projects are:

  1. Producing and distributing Didsbury Dinners: The Low-Carbon Community Cookbook, and investing the sales proceeds in local food sustainability projects.
  2. Establishing new community gardens and orchards. This will create more local fruit, vegetables and herbs to be used and enjoyed by residents and businesses.
  3. Teaching people to cook in a way that has a positive benefit on their health, saves them money, and helps the environment. We give priority places to people with below average cookery skills, a small regular income, and low savings.

You can check them out on the main menu.

If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!

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