We always welcome suggestions or feedback (good or bad). Please comment below to have your say:
Improving your volunteering experience
How would you like to see FLF continue in the future, and in particular is there anything that you would like us to change or improve about your volunteering experience? Is there anything which would make life on the field more ‘comfortable’, more interesting, more enjoyable for you?
Please post any ideas as a ‘Reply’ below. Thanks.
How about a hand-washing facility at Dippenhall?
Dear Farnham Local Food,
I am currently conducting research on the diversity of values and discourses surrounding food security/sustainability while looking at the challenges/opportunities these pose to Local Food Initiatives (LFIs) trying to transition communities toward more sustainable food systems.
I learned of your LFI through the Food Vision project and I would really like to obtain your perspective for my research.
I actually noticed that someone affiliated with your LFI started my research survey at http://tinyurl.com/lceafmc, however did not finish. If you think it was a colleague, would you be able to help them complete it? Although the response deadline has past, I would really like to hear from your LFI.
Alternatively it would be great to have a response from your LFI by phone, instead of by survey. Would you (or a colleague) be open to a call for an interview, taking about 30-45 minutes?
I do hope to hear from you soon on what works.
Candidate for Master’s in Environmental Decision Making, The Open University
Where do I look to find the Newsletter archive or even the latest edition of the Newsletter?
The newsletter Archive is linked to on the homepage of the website, just above the newsletter subscription field, from the link “See some previous editions here”. Agreed, this is very subtle and should be made more prominent (the site is planned for an over-haul at some point this year.)
You can also get to all previous versions of the newsletter from the link at the top of every newsletter “View this email in your browser”. Again, it could be made clearer that the archive is available from here. I’ll made the addition to future editions.
Here’s the link for you in the mean time: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=cc9ea3f72b06feab09919853a&id=829b9f5da9
Please use our Farnham Local Food facebook page as a place of debate, conversation and information-sharing. If you have an issue relevant to local food and communities, from whatever angle, just post it on the facebook page for people to read and comment.
Members can subscribe to a RSS feed if they wish to know automatically about new postings that interest them. There are different schedules available.
This may be one way of dealing with the irritating problem of unwanted emails circulating among members. You can choose.
Perhaps an issue to discuss is whether members would like to have a dedicated blog site, like a wordpress.com platform, rather than using our Facebook page. Anyway, for now, please post your views on the facebook page.
Farnhamfood.com is a wordpress site albeit wordpress.org instead of wordpress.com. If facebook isn’t enough of a free-for-all forum maybe this site could up the profile of postings.
All latest comments appear in the right hand column of the front page….
Please Post this:
Food Security: how important will it be in choosing where to live?
It is not impossible to imagine that in 5 to 10 years time security of food supply will become of increasing concern for people. The availability of fresh food through the supermarket system may become more erratic and more expensive.
Food security will become increasingly decisive in choosing where to live and bring up a family. With food security comes more certainty and control over provenance and, in the case of a co-operative, more democratic control. In such a situation a well-established and flourishing Farnham Local Food co-operative makes Farnham a good place to live in. Towns which do not have effective local food systems will become unattractive.
I think it worth making this point to the Mayor, Stephen Hill, when he pays us an informal visit at the Runfold site on Thursday to see around and talk to volunteers. Its high time that FTC became pro-active in supporting FLF.
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