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Read all about Food in Community c/o the Guardian who agree with us that this is a fantastic and newsworthy project, led by some wonderful, inspired people.
Plus, they were in action on Saturday at the ‘Health and Welfare Day’ organised by the Caring Town Totnes project, a special exemplary Totnes project in its own right. They used their gleaned and intercepted waste produce to run a ‘pay what you can cafe’. My kids loved the pizzas and the chocolate cake!
We share offices with Food in Community up at the REconomy Centre and are very pleased to be including them on our tours this year. New to the activities available to student groups this year is the ‘Forage, Glean, Shop, Cook and Eat!’ Students go out gleaning with Food in Community and then meet up with our favourite caterers, The Kitchen Table, to work out what they are going to cook with what they have got. They learn about the Kitchen Tables sourcing ethics as they accompany them to School Farm and local shops on our famous High Street to get the rest of the ingredients they’ll need.
They then cook and learn with top cooks Sima and Hannah of the Kitchen Table and we all feast together.
Images: top: Laurel Ellis and David Markson of Food in Community; middle: Laurel at work at the ‘pay what you can cafe at the Health and Welfare Day, 29/03/14; below: Laurel Ellis in her Follaton bungalow, unveiling her dreams for what was to become Food in Community