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Do we have an archive page, or similar?
I need to post a working document relating to the land search that can be accessed from other websites. eg. NFU will post an article about our land search with a link to the document on their website notice board.
Can you indicate where I should put the pdf, and can you remind me of the log-in code to do this.
I have news about the CSA UK Network and the Via Campesina UK to post and a belated report on the ORFC earlier this year. Still it will all be news to others!
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.
I don’t and won’t do Facebook. It is a proprietory silo on the internet.
The current FLF site is a WordPress site. What more do you want? If members don’t debate on WordPress why would they suddenly do so on Facebook?
Facebook gets more coverage and is used by many in my opinion. We’ve had a lot more “likes” since Robert started posting on there.
Use any vehicle we can to get our name out there are my thoughts. Perhaps you should get a facebook account David?
David, where is the debating facility on this website? It is impossible under conditions of moderation.
As I see it http://www.farnhamfood.com is a managerial platform for the operation of FLF and as such it can’t function as a true blog site which has to be a bit of a free-for-all zone, both informing the FLF membership and interfacing with the wider local community on local food issues.
I have set up wordpress.com blog sites and would be interested in writing one for Farnham Local Food, if there is general agreement at the AGM. If people want to post stuff on social media, that’s fine as far as I’m concerned, but a creatively written blog would be much more fun! It could, of course, be co-authored.
PS. I had hoped that my piece on the mayor’s visit would go on the home page.
Anyone can reply to a posting. Akismet seems very good at protecting us from spam, so I’ve changed the site settings and removed the requirement for comments to be moderated after having a first one approved.
Members may apply to an administrator (Sarah B., Casper or me) for a proper ID or to have an existing WordPress ID given Author access. Then you can make real postings that appear on the home page. However, as you say, we want to keep the home page reasonably clear for announcements etc.
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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