As the wider context, community food-growing (CFG) generally means group efforts in community gardens or shared allotments. Some advocacy groups link CFG initiatives across an entire Borough to seek more helpful support measures. Their efforts have encountered systemic obstacles, in particular: CFG sites combine several activities and societal benefits, yet relevant responsibilities are fragmented across various administrative units of each Local Authority.Register your interest via Microsoft Teams
This project brings together five Borough-wide groups in a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange process for more effective advocacy. Project aims include the following:
Through articipatory Action Research methods, the advocacy groups have learned from experience how to strengthen future actions, e.g. to devise ways of overcoming or bypassing obstacles. More fundamentally, they seek a shift in governance modes beyond simply receiving services, towards involvement in driving policy innovation.