Our aim is to establish Real Economy Centres to serve areas of the city where there are significant numbers of people in hardship.
Our pilot in partnership with Sims Hill Shared Harvest is based on a community of people, often from the central area of the city, gathering each Thursday to do some work on the farm, preparing and cooking a meal together outside, joining in our monthly conversations and going away with some fresh food from the field. This community has grown steadily and is now making a valuable contribution to the life of the farm.
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our first neighbourhood Real Economy Centre in Southmead. It will be based at Southmead Community Centre and has begun this summer with some open lunches designed to gather local workers and residents to share the vision, consider possibilities and identify those who would like to play a role in this new project. We will keep our members updated with news about this as it develops.
For more details about our vision and aims see our Feasibility Study