As part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one of the many organisations that we work with.GLFN_Title

Our latest Friend Focus features Glasgow Local Food Network, which is an informal network of community organisations and individuals from across the Glasgow area that are passionate about local food and striving to produce more of what we eat and eat more of what we produce.

Aims

Glasgow Local Food Network aims to support and promote the growth of a fair, sustainable and resilient regional food system linking production, distribution and consumption to benefit ourGlasgowBlasda_03_20120915 communities and economy. It will achieve this by:

  • Growing connections networks between food organisations, businesses and local government as well as individuals, families and volunteers
  • Raising the profile of local food projects in Glasgow and their associated issues
  • Influencing food policy and strategy for Glasgow through Local and National Government

Next Event: Local Food and Social Justice, 2-8pm, Thursday 20 June 2013

This event will involve a day of workshops and discussions, followed by a social evening of films, food and music and will take place on Thursday 20 June from 2pm.

This is a chance to meet others working in community food and social justice movements in Glasgow and to help shape stronger responses to the current welfare reforms.

The Glasgow Local Food Network Online Map shows community based organisations that are involved in local food growing and production and the places that they grow their food.

Organisations involved in the Local Food Network include:GLFN_Map

Last year, along with several other organisations across the City, we helped to organise and run the Blasda local food celebration event which was part of a Scotland wide series of events and activities that celebrated everything about local food.