And for other ways to get involved...
Can you cook, design websites, produce promotional video or brochures, build planters, donate wood, compost or manure, loan some land, or teach children?
If you’d like to get more involved, then here’s how to do it:
This is aimed at getting people to think local, first and foremost, for their food needs. We are therefore aiming to provide a comprehensive guide on our website, containing information on local producers and suppliers, so that they can be found easily in one place. If you are a local shop and we haven't managed to get to you yet, please let us know and we'll add a link to you on the site.
We’re in this together; it’s their future that we are investing in.
If you keep any livestock and would like to share your experiences on the website, either to offer advice, track experiences in a blog style, or something else then this would be very welcomed indeed as there is currently very little like this on the website. We have a fruit map set up and being updated ... we'd like to have an egg map next so we can all find fresh, local eggs... or learn how to 'grow' our own!
We've had one off and isolated offers of help, such as foraging and feasting events.
No matter how small you feel your contribution may be, it will be hugely welcomed. It’s all the efforts put together that will make this work. We don’t want to tell anyone what to do, simply offer everyone a chance to get involved in their community and the future of our food. And if you're already doing this, let us know. Let's bring it together, support one another and watch Wilmslow grow around our local food.
If you see an opportunity, grab it, Incredible things will happen if we simply get on and do it.
If eating establishments source anything locally, we will promote and celebrate this for them on the website. Businesses can use our logo to advertise where you source things locally to complete a strong link between business and community; working together around local food.
If your children or grandchildren are at a local school, or you live near a school and you have the time to volunteer and help out with the growing and cooking, then pop in and offer your help and check they are happy for us to celebrate their progress on the website with blogs and photos. This is not a competition each school will work at it’s own pace … the key to this is that the children enjoy it and most importantly that they get to eat what they grow!!
If you are working in schools or businesses or setting up cookery events using local, seasonal food we'd love to advertise and celebrate what you are doing on the website - send us your stories.
Simply show your support by placing a pot of edibles on your house front so people can see as they pass the seasonal food growing all around; hangings basket tomatoes, strawberries or a pot of beans climbing high for all to see.