Across Greater Manchester there an expanding movement of people interested in getting involved in all aspects of growing and producing, cooking and sharing food.
In Oldham the community-led Oldham Food Network successfully headed up the bid for the borough to become a member of the Sustainable Food Cities network. The information about Oldham on the Sustainable Food Cities website gives a great summary of the local ambition, energy and activity around food; including links to the many and varied community initiatives which contribute to this vibrant local movement.
Oldham is also a Well North pathfinder with its membership focus on Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition. It’s all about supporting communities in Oldham to thrive through social action to produce sustainable, affordable and healthy food and improve health outcomes through a community-focused approach. Well North links up and supports people and organisations who share a passion for creating better health and wellbeing, through being part of vibrant and connected communities. Follow the link to the Oldham page on the Well North website for more inspirational details of what’s happening in Oldham.
In Tameside Operation Farm, a community organisation, promotes engagement, involvement and enjoyment of food and growing. They aim to improve wellbeing and share skills through community events, learning sessions and activities
Our project is exploring how these emerging movements can further combat loneliness and social isolation.