About This Live Project v.2.1

The Sheffield Food Network is an organisation that promotes and celebrates the growing, sourcing and eating of local food in Sheffield. It serves the people of Sheffield though an online interface, as an online guide to everything and anything to do with sustainable food in Sheffield.

Firstly the Sheffield Food Network links sustainable food outlets, producers and restaurants to the people of Sheffield, but aims to extend this relationship by sharing ideas about growing fruit and vegetables, butchery, baking, local recipes, how to forage for wild food, and much more.

The Sheffield Food Network continues the exchange of information started by Grow Sheffield and Abundance Sheffield with the overall long term aim of creating an open social network, connecting people who have an interest in sharing Sheffield’s sustainable food resources. 

If you have arrived here on a recommendation or through personal interest, we invite you to contribute to the ongoing discussions.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

October Harvest Feste

Myself and Rachel went to an event today for the October Harvest Feste. It was hosted by Grow Sheffield in combination with the Rivelin Valley Allotments Co-operative at the Rivelin Park Cafe. There were a few stalls with information about Grow Sheffield (particularly Abundance), games for children, displays and local fruit and food.

We met a nice lady called Vanessa who is a member of Grow Sheffield and she was interested in how we were getting on with the food map. She informed us she had some ideas of her own about how to divide the city into areas in a less conventional manner based on the French 'quartier' system. Vanessa suggested she would email us some information about it incase we were interested.

We also met an interesting lady called Natalie Hunt who works for Sheffield First. Natalie explained them as being a group that puts community groups in touch with other groups. She knew about the previous food map that was made of Sheffield and apparently had some contact with a couple of the people involved in it. She also gave us her contact details and suggested she would be happy to help publicise our new Sheffield food map. I'm not sure on the details of this but she welcomed further contact with herself.

Myself and Rachel can discuss this and our other observations of the event more tomorrow in the meeting. Hope the dissertations are coming on well!


Martin said...

Cool, sounds like some good networking and useful contacts we can chase up. Good work guys!

Jordan Lloyd said...

Yes, good work guys. I suggest we start compiling a contact directory.