Invitation to 'A Growing Change' event on food rights in East london

Adam Payne AdamPayne_5 at
Wed Oct 10 16:13:57 BST 2012

A Growing Change. To
 mark international food sovereignty month, Organiclea are organising a 
public event at the Hornbeam café in Walthamstow on the 22nd
 October. Join us to debate how far the recent resurgence of interest in
 local food has translated to substantive changes in the food system, 
and what the most significant obstacles are in the struggle for a 
sustainable and just food system in the UK. We
 will be joined by two speakers who will share their perspectives and 
lead the debate. Both are experienced producers and food rights 
activists from London and Dorset who have been practically involved in small-scale producer’s movements for many years.  Ru
 Litherland: has been working as a grower and horticultural trainer in 
community food projects for over 10 years. Currently a grower at with 
the Organiclea workers cooperative, based at their Hawkwood growing site
 in Chingford.  Jyoti Fernandes: runs a small farm in Dorset
 and has been actively campaigning on issues affecting small producers 
and new entrants to agriculture for many years. She is a member of the 
peasant evolution producers co-operative. The
 evening will also provide an opportunity to learn more about movements 
working to build resilient and just food systems in the local area and 
at the national level, as well as ways in which you can get involved. Join us on the 22nd October for presentations and discussion between 7 – 10 at the Hornbeam café. There will be hot soup and cold drinks available. Hornbeam  Café, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH. Email adam at with any queries or questions.                                      

Organiclea Community

'A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge' 

020 8524 4994 (Hawkwood Plant Nursery site) 

GROWING SITE: Hawkwood Plant Nursery, Chingford E4 7UH [Open workdays: 

Tuesdays, Thursday afternoons, Fridays and last Sunday of the month.] 

Support local food production, get skilled and receive food growing 

advice, training and project support. 

DISTRIBUTION HUB: Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street. E17 9AH tel: 020 8558 6880 

Join our mid-week box scheme & visit our Saturday market stall here, 10-3

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