Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems. These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community. Growing Power develops Community Food Centers, as a key component of Community Food Systems, through training, active demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance.
Sweet Water is an urban fish and vegetable farm. Our goal is to provide fresh, safe food for our local communities while maintaining reasonable prices and respecting our environment.
Vegetable Sowing Calendar
It’s essential to sow seeds at the right time of the year to ensure healthy plants and a big crop.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
"Observing the food and therefore changing the notion of food preservation, we could find the answer to current situations such as the overuse of energy and food wastage. My design is a tool to implement that knowledge in a tangible way and slowly it changes the bigger picture of society. I believe that once people are given a tool that triggers their minds and requires a mental effort to use it, new traditions and new rituals can be introduced into our culture."
'A map of local food links in and around Brighton & Hove - from community food projects and gardening courses to local veg box schemes and farmers' markets. There is plenty to do whether you're an experienced gardener or just looking to buy some great local food…
Find out more at: http://www.harvest-bh.org.uk’
Clair Potter Design
'An award winning, Brighton based interior design, interior architecture, garden/landscape design and product design studio committed to producing innovative, exciting and sustainable design solutions for all private and commercial clients.'
‘Seedy Sunday is the UK’s biggest community seed swap. The event takes place every February in Brighton and Hove, in southern England.
Seedy Sunday is also a campaign to protect biodiversity and protest against the increasing control of the seed supply by a handful of large companies.’