1 June, 1pm - 4pm.
Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL.
Over the next 12 months, Stir to Action and Shared Assets are working in partnership with Oldham Council, the Food Partnership Board, and the wider VCFSE (Voluntary, Community, Faith, Social Enterprise) to reduce the dependency on emergency food provision and to explore alternative models for local food.
The core capacity building programme will offer workshops, events, study visits, and specialist support, ranging from farm start initiatives, community supported agriculture, and food co-operatives to developing new business models, partnerships, and markets for local food initiatives.
To inform this programme, we’re hosting co-production sessions – led by Learn to Lead* – with different partnerships and organisations in the borough. These sessions will draw from participants’ past experiences around food poverty and the local food system to understand best practices and guide plans for the future. This format is simple and collaborative, and welcomes everyone whatever their background or expertise.
Who’s it for?
- Food and farming charities
- Food growers/producers
- Food poverty initiatives
- Community development bodies
- Faith networks
- Food logistic/food distribution organisations
- Independent food retailers
- Independent caterers
*Learn to Lead is a community interest company incorporated in 2006 that has worked with a wide range of communities and organisations around the UK and abroad, including primary, secondary and special schools, residential care communities and local authorities. The toolkit used in the Learn to lead process is itself co-produced by the people that use it in their projects.