Our friends from the Global Good Awards wanted to do a feature for their newsletter on the importance of community projects. Who did they turn to? Project Dirt of course! Have a read of what our Community Manager James Baker had to say on how community projects can create real and lasting change, what makes a good project and how ... Continue reading »
A network of community projects located in Brighton
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The concept is a simple one intercepting food waste from supermarkets, restaurants and other sources, before transforming it into healthy, nutritious meals to serve to the local community, on a 'pay as you feel' basis.The pay as you feel concept encourages people to think about what a plate of food means to them. Where has it come from? How much energy was used to create it? Why was it destined for landfill?Answering these questions will help to raise awareness about the problem of unnecessary food waste and encourage people to try to live more sustainably.In Brighton we now have around 80 volunteers dedicated to the cause and several supermarkets on board from whom we intercept food waste. On a Wednesday we have been offering up freshly squeezed juices and hand made sandwiches at the Farmers Market in Churchill Square; whilst on a Friday we take over an amazing community church venue from which we run our café, serving up tasty waste food lunches all of course on a pay as you feel basis. We hope to be running a 7-day a week café as soon as possible, with use of Silos (a zero waste restaurant) kitchen to process any food that needs to be preserved.We also have plans to start giving talks in schools to educate children about food waste and we would like to explore ideas around the gift economy, to place more value on people, their time and effort.View all
Many thanks to the team of volunteers from Holland Road Baptist Church for coming to my rescue this weekend. They helped assemble Brunswick Primary School's new greenhouse in just under 3 hours. A superb team effort! The Year 3 gardeners are going to be over the moon....