How we eat. How we shop. How food is packaged. And how it is produced.
The choices we make matter. They matter because they affect our environment, landscape, greenhouse gas emissions, animal health and welfare, farm workers’ welfare and perhaps, most importantly, our own health and wellbeing.
At Food Durham everything we do comes back to the choices we make. And to that end our mission is simple:
“To create a food system that is healthier, greener and fairer, where every household has access to ‘good food’ – food that is safe, nutritious, of good quality and environmentally sustainable.”
Food Durham has two main strands: Growing Durham, which encourages people to grow their own food, and Durham Food Hub, which has been created to support and champion independent food producers from across County Durham, giving them platforms to get their products to market.
If food is your thing, get in touch and see how we can help you.
Following the retirement of Food Manager Dr Liz Charles earlier this year, we've reviewed how we communicate with everyone interested in the food system across County Durham. Liz used to send regular snippets to people on her mailing list and the Growing Durham team...read more
There’s a new community garden in town - Growing Durham’s Edible Gilesgate project worked alongside Durham Action on Single Homelessness to create an edible garden in their carpark. The initial aim was to cheer up the area with a few planters and we commissioned The...read more
Join Garden Organic's campaign to reduce the use of peat-based compost and download our handy guide to making leaf compost. Those of you who follow us on Twitter (look for @Food_Durham) might have noticed a few posts relating to use of peat in garden compost. Unless...read more