Our Real Economy Centres

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Our Real Economy Centres2019-01-08T14:38:20+00:00

We see food as a vehicle for social change.

We dream of a city where no one need be hungry and no one need be alone.

We want to create a kinder fairer society living in better relationship with one another and the earth.

Our aim is to establish Real Economy Centres to serve areas of the city where there are significant numbers of people in hardship.

Our Centres:
Click on the logos to find out more about the goings-on at each centre.

 

                               

 

Our pilot project in partnership with Sims Hill Shared Harvest is based on a community of people, often from the central area of the city, who gather each Thursday to do some work on the farm. The group prepare and cook a meal together outside, join in our monthly conversations and go 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.

Our first neighborhood Real Economy Centre opened in Southmead in August 2018. It already has a steady group of local residents who gather for a tasty lunch made with fresh produce on Thursdays, followed by community activities. The group creates products to sell or keep; goods created from up-cycled materials, pickles, preserves and spice mixes are all available to buy through the Real Economy shop and all money raised goes to our Solidarity Fund. The community is also helping to develop gardens in the local area growing food for the centre and beneficiaries of the Solidarity Fund. We hope to develop a Southmead Community Farm in the near future.

We are hoping to open further Real Economy Centres in future to build on our vision for a society where nobody needs to be hungry or lonely.

For more details about our vision and aims see our Feasibility Study