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Local Towns, Local Food National Conference

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Local Towns, Local Food National Conference

Time: June 20, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Leeds
Event Type: conference
Organized By: CPRE & Sustain
Latest Activity: May 2, 2012

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Local towns, local food - strengthening local economies (national conference)
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WHEN: Wednesday 20th June 2012, Registration 10am for 10.30am start. End - 4.00pm.
WHERE: Shine Conference Centre, Harehills Road Leeds, Leeds, LS8 5HS
WHAT:  Campaign to Protect Rural England in partnership with Sustain: The alliance for better food & farming are hosting an event that will examine the role and revival of towns as local food centres and how creating a strong local food web (the connections between people who produce sell and buy locally-sourced food in a local area food) can:
 *boost the local economy
 *improve access to high quality fresh produce
 *foster local distinctiveness
 *bring communities together
This conference will explore how local food activists, sector professionals, local councillors and officers (at all levels: parish, town, district, borough, city, and county) and the people involved in local food initiatives can work together to promote and enhance their local food webs.
Chaired by: Kath Dalmeny, Sustain
PLENARY SESSION: Local Food Webs Past, Present and Future
Graeme Willis, Campaign to Protect Rural England
Frances Northrop, Transition Town Totnes
Fran Robinson, Ledbury Food Group
WORKSHOP THEMES: Participants can select two choices
How a joined up approach to local food can support the local economy & community in your town - Pete Hawkins, Taste Tideswell (other speakers to be confirmed)
How partnership working can build stronger local food networks - Peter Norton, Herefordshire Food Partnership (and other speakers tbc)
How mapping your local food network can identify the key challenges & opportunities for local food where you live - Ben Messer, Food Matters

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