Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Agriculture and Food

“Everywhere in the world, in industrialised and rural regions, people are learning about food’s fragility and the need to stabilise the climate below an ominous 2 degrees rise for food and water security.”

From: Climate and Christ – A Prophetic Alternative by Edward Echlin (published by The Columba Press)

 

Parishes can join local efforts and model more sustainable ways of buying food and supporting local farmers, for example by:

  • Buying as much as you can locally
  • Starting a directory of local food sources such as Farmers’ Markets, Farm Shops, Dairies
  • Persuading your local supermarket to stock more locally sourced food

If you are one of the 100,000 people currently on an allotment waiting list in England, have a look at Landshare.  This organisation connects growers with people who have a plot of land to share.

If you’d like to understand more about sustaining energy, water and land in the food supply chain, have a look at Landshare – How to Feed a City.

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