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:
- Producing and distributing Didsbury Dinners: The Low-Carbon Community Cookbook, and investing the sales proceeds in local food sustainability projects.
- Establishing new community gardens and orchards. This will create more local fruit, vegetables and herbs to be used and enjoyed by residents and businesses.
- 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!