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GCDA CEO Claire Pritchard on Good Food in Greenwich

Claire Pritchard, the CEO of GCDA talks to Kristian Brunt-Seymour from Greenwich Magazine about Good Food in Greenwich

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26th March Energy and Sustainability Awareness Campaign

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust will be promoting and hosting an Energy and Awareness Campaign both at Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday 26th March 2015.

This is in aid of national NHS sustainability day and will be encouraging everyone to reduce food waste, walk or cycle to work, recycle the waste and also advice on how to save energy at home. There will be information from GLL Leisure centres, GS Plus school caterers for Greenwich and many more!

Good Food in Greenwich will also be there, which gives everyone a chance to come and have a talk with us, sign pledges and get involved in our aim to help promote foods that are sustainable, healthier and affordable within the community! For more information on this event, contact goodfig@gcda.org.uk

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Stadium Road
London
SE18 4QH

 

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Dare to Dream Garden

clockhouseThe Dare to Dream Garden, located behind the Clockhouse was designed in consultation with local residents who then helped to build it in 2014.

There are 10 communal raised beds (6 large, 4 small) on the site, 2 pergolas and a trellis along the back wall which will allow a variety of plants to be grown. There are a number of newly planted fruit trees and bushes as well as mixed planting along the front of the plot alongside the Clockhouse.  An informal seating area and benches allow everyone to enjoy the experience of sitting and relaxing in the garden.

 

Volunteers on the site are introduced to food growing skills such as seed sowing, transplanting, propogation and soil management.

 

Sessions run on Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm and are free to attend. For further details contact kevin@gcda.org.uk

Woolwich Dockyard

Defiance Walk

Woolwich Dockyard

London

SE185QL

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Fairtrade Event a roaring success!

Good Food in Greenwich took part in a fantastic Fairtrade event in General Gordon Square on Saturday and despite the hostile weather, loads of people came out to get involved.  We set up our stall, the music began to play and the people came!  Over 45 people signed a pledge to make a change.  These included to support local, independent stores, waste less food, grow more food, have a meat free week, buy more organic, walk more, cook from scratch, buy Fairtrade and, my personal favourite – ‘Support us all the way!’.  We were honoured to have the Leader of the Council Denise Hyland, the Deputy Leader John Fahy AND the Mayor, Mick Hayes and his wife Gillian all come and make pledges.

We were delighted to be next to Purete Nature who sell a delicious range of honey, shea butter and more all sourced from Ghana, a place they all call home.

The day was such a success and we’d like to thank everyone who came  down to support us and everyone who made a pledge.  Good Food in Greenwich relies on everyone getting involved so we can all work together to make Greenwich fairer, healthier and more sustainable.