Forest Farm Allotments, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL +12 34 56 78
building our vision of a better food system
THE AUDACIOUS WAY
the problems we see
IN OUR FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEM
To us, our current food system is fragile; it's a system held up on the heavy reliance of external inputs, driven by short term gains, and works on a reactionary basis. This way of working, more often than not, comes at a cost, be it socially, environmentally or economically somewhere down the line. We're already seeing all around us, the stresses and the flaws of this system coming to light. We're here, to try things differently.
SOCIAL
  • Lack of young entrants, skills & knowledge gap emerging
  • Disconnection between people and nature, particularly in urban environments
  • Many are priced out of the market for sustainably grown food
ENVIRONMENTAL
  • Nutrient mining and soil degradation on a global scale
  • The climate is changing, and the current system is perpetuating that change
  • Losing crucial biodiversity in both the animal and plant kingdoms
ECONOMIC
  • Healthy foods are three times more expensive than unhealthy foods
  • Access to land and opportunities for land-based activities are limited
  • Small scale producers are often financially insecure due to the market
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Long supply chains that are untransparent
  • Building trust within the system is an ever growing issue
  • Consolidation. Food production is becoming more industrial and power is being held within the few
making a change
FROM THE GROUND UP
 We're on a mission to prove that small scale urban food growing can be environmentally, socially and economically viable and that it can be a realistic method of truly sustainable systems
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GROWING IN POLYCULTURES AND PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY
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USING OPEN POLLINATED SEEDS IN AT LEAST 80% OF OUR GROWING
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CULTIVATING AND HARVESTING WITH MANUAL, HAND DRIVEN TOOLS
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SEED SAVING FROM OUR GARDEN AND PASSING THESE SEEDS INTO THE COMMUNITY 
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GROWING A DIVERSE RANGE OF CULTIVARS AND PROMOTING VARIETY
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USING COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING AND AIMING FOR 100% BY 2020
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AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ALL 'SURPLUS' GOES STRAIGHT INTO OUR ENGAGEMENT WORK AND SITE INVESTMENT
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PASSING ON OUR KNOWLEDGE THROUGH OUR OUTREACH WORK
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BUILDING A TRANSPARENT AND OPEN GROWING SYSTEM THAT CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE
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PAYING A LONDON LIVING WAGE AND STRIVING TO GO ABOVE
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USING ORGANIC FERTILISERS MADE BY OURSELVES FROM OUR OWN PLANTS
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USING A TARGETED WATERING SYSTEM AND NO SPRINKLERS
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GROWING PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS AND PROTECTING ONSITE BEEHIVES
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GROWING IN A CHEMICAL FREE, PESTICIDE FREE SYSTEM
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WORKING CLOSELY WITH RETAILERS TO OFFER SUSTAINABLE FOOD AT AFFORDABLE PRICES
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BUILDING SHORT SUPPLY CHAINS AND COLLABORATING TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN THE SYSTEM