Community Foodie host Czech Community food project
Thursday 8th August 2013
Foodie was invited to jointly host a knowledge transfer event with the Riverside Market Garden project (also RDP funded). The event was set up to offer support for an initiative being trailed by a Local Action Group in the Czech Republic (funded by the European Social Fund).
The project is being set up to support women that are long term unemployed and provide them with a range of skills including; growing food, marketing and selling produce. Its ultimate goal is to support the group to acquire a piece of land and set it up as a financially viable community food growing enterprise.
The knowledge transfer event consisted of a detailed presentation to inform them about the Community Foodie project. In doing so Foodie was able to share knowledge about how it has supported groups to set up community food growing initiatives across South Wales.
Following the presentation Foodie jointly hosted a tour to the community shop and café in the Garw Valley supported by Creation Development Trust and one of the Community Foodie site. This gave the group insight into how community run social enterprises can be used to create skills, jobs and an outlet for selling locally grown produce. It also provided a vision of the collective spirit food growing initiatives can invoke within communities.