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Started by Growing Support Feb 7. 0 Replies

Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Growing Support Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

Started by Growing Support Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3, 2017. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Campaigning

IMG_4449Transforming our food system will take more than starting growing projects and local food projects. To create the social and political changes necessary to create a culture where local food systems can flourish, we will need to organise and campaign.

As US organiser Lee Staples says, "An issue campaign can provide an educational experience that dozens of consciousness-raising sessions, workshops, books, films, or seminars never could match"

There is a huge variety of campaigns and ways of resisting available to people that are either making demands for change (from the government or policy holders) or directly making change themselves.

Resources

There is a huge amount of information online that can support you to work with others to campaign around an issue you are passionate about. Here are a few we have selected which contain good advice about how to get started:

  • Landworkers Alliance - The Landworkers’ alliance are a organisation of people who make their livelihoods from producing food, fuel and fibre using sustainable methods of production. We campaign for the rights of small producers and a better food system. We are members of La Via Campesina, the international peasant farmers union and work in solidarity with our fellow land workers across the globe.

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