Food & Waste
Northfield Ecocentre is dedicated to helping communities strengthen their food security, reduce food poverty, eat more healthily and reduce the food they waste and the plastic packaging that gets into the ecosystem. We work with local community groups to set up growing spaces and we offer volunteering opportunities and courses to learn and share skills. However, this is only part of the solution. We are working with our local partners in the South of the city to create a Food Alliance so we can advocate and facilitate more change and action to tackle the food waste, plastic waste and food poverty issues.
For more information and to find out how we can help you, contact us email@example.com or 0121 4480119
South Birmingham Food Alliance
- Working together to tackle the Food Waste problem in the city
- Delivering ways to tackle the causes of Food Poverty
- Encourage people and businesses to address the problem of huge amounts of plastic waste. Reduce then Reuse then Recycle.
- Local Food Banks
- Community Gardens
- The Real Junk Food Project
- Northfield Community Partnership
Avoiding Food Waste & Plastic Waste
Once you’ve reduced what plastic packaging you buy in the first place the next thing to think about is how you can re-use it. In our Community Gardens we re-use milk cartons and plastic bottles to grow seedlings and salad in.
Birmingham has it’s first zero-waste supermarket opening in spring 2018. It’s a perfect way to tackle plastic waste, change your behaviour and send a message to other businesses. Click the logo to find out more.
Tips for reducing your plastic waste
Find tips for avoiding food waste at either of these sites:
For more information or to book a session contact Jackie Careless on 0121 448 0119 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allens Cross Community GardenSince 2015 we have provided 2 days a week support to Allens Cross Community Association to deliver a community growing space for the Trescott housing estate. The Association had no experience of running a community garden. Our support and training sessions included volunteer management and community engagement, site design & management, supervision of construction, volunteer Read more
Support WorkerAllens Cross Community Garden has made a positive impact on my client in many ways. His confidence, patience and ability to build relationships has and is improving each week.
Funder“They’ve transformed a disused piece of land. The wasteland, once known for its problems with antisocial behaviour, now has a positive. It is amazing to think that, through something as simple as gardening, other communities could do the same taking ownership of shared spaces and making them a place for people to come together.”
Friends of Masefield GardensI continue to value highly the ongoing support from the Ecocentre. Their hard work is much appreciated by the volunteers, friends and users of the gardens.