The Future Economy Network is delighted to welcome Good Sixty, FareShare South West & our subscribers Better Food to this event to discuss the importance of sustainable local food. This event is part of Organic September, the UK's biggest campaign for organic produce organised by our subscribers, Soil Association.
Chris Edwards, Founder at Good Sixty, will be speaking about how changing the way in which we do our food shopping can contribute to a more sustainable future economy and environment. Chris will be using his business, Good Sixty, as a successful example of this behaviour change.
Lucy Gatward, Marketing Manager of Bristol organic retailer Better Food, has seen the local organic food scene grow from shaky and tentative beginnings to a flourishing and innovative sector. She looks at this journey, at routes to market, food security, and at why we should think of food from the soil up, not the plate down.
Julian Mines, CEO of FareShare South West, will explain the world of surplus food in the context of the sustainable food movement, and the positive impact that harnessing that surplus food can have on the community. He will also address the reality that surplus food is not going away any time soon, and will discuss the need for a large scale, joined up approach to the issues of food waste and hunger.
12:30 - 13:00 - Registration & Lunch
13:00 - 13:10 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network
13:10 - 13:30 - Chris Edwards, Good Sixty
13:30 - 13:50 - Lucy Gatward, Better Food
13:50 - 14:10 - Phoebe Ruxton, Fare Share South West
14:10 - 14:20 - Q&A
14:20 - 14:25 - 60 Second Pitches
14:25 - 14:30 - Close
14:30 - 15:00 - Networking & Coffee
Get To Know Our Speakers!
Chris Edwards, Founder, Good Sixty
Good Sixty's vision is to create wealthier, better-connected communities by helping independent artisan producers thrive online. Good Sixty enables users to access ethically sourced food of the highest quality in their area. By only showcasing small, local businesses, Good Sixty helps to retain and reinvest income in the local economy. Moreover, with its zero-emission electric bike delivery service, Good Sixty provides an eco-friendly and sustainable grocery shop alternative for customers who may not have the time to visit their high-street stores – now that’s convenience with a conscience!
Lucy Gatward, Marketing Manager, Better Food
Now in its 28th year, the company is still owned by founder Phil Haughton, organic pioneer and environmentalist. Lucy has worked at Better Food for over a decade, and has seen the local organic food scene grow from shaky and tentative beginnings to a flourishing and innovative sector. She looks at this journey, at routes to market, food security, and at why we should think of food from the soil up, not the plate down.
Julian Mines, CEO, FareShare South West
FareShare South West is the region's largest food redistribution charity. As part of the wider FareShareUK network, the charity is at a stage of significant growth, aiming to access more of the available surplus from across the food industry and to support more people at risk of hunger than ever before.
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