This month Tom is featured on the Soil Association website, after a great interview with Anna Louise Batchelor (aka @porridgelady on twitter) an environmental scientist and member of Reading’s True Food Co-op. Reading born and bread (sorry, a genuine typo – bred not bread!), Tom loves the food co-op and has recently advised the food co-op on setting up their own bakery.
The Soil Association are the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
For all the gardeners, allotment holders and readers of our mini food growing veg blog – we’ve spied a great food growing event going on in Birmingham on 20 July that deserves a plug. Here’s what they say about themselves:
Grow It Yourself UK Gathering 2013
The inaugural GIY UK Gathering takes place on the 20th July 2013 in Birmingham University. The event is brought to you in association with Carbon Gold. The GIY Gathering event will bring 300 people together to for a fun-packed day of hands-on practical and philosophical talks on growing your own food access to local food.
Speakers include BBC presenter and author Alys Fowler; River Cottager and author Mark Diacono; food writer and author Lia Leendertz, Paul Clarke (Pop Up Farm), Michael Kelly (GIY), Dr David Shaw (Savari Trust) and Maddy Harland (Permaculture Magazine).
The GIY Gathering will be an opportunity to
to quiz expert growers;
discuss and debate local food and the community food growing movement;
network with a friendly community of food growers.
Venue: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT, United Kingdom