Weʼre raising £2,200 to fund a Zero Food Waste, Packaging Free, Affordable, Accessible project, around our surplus produce from this year's berry season.
- Brighton, UK
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About the charity:
One Church Brighton works with people from across Sussex who live on the margins of society, regardless of age, background or beliefs. We serve groups including the homeless and vulnerably housed, low-income families, unemployed people, disenfranchised youth and seniors at risk of isolation. We have built an innovative sustainable food production project, Rock Farm, to help people move beyond chronic isolation and unemployment into durable community work via nature-based wellness. We offer access to horticultural therapy whilst growing food for local markets, helping people to develop social and employability skills, form lasting relationships with nature and improve access to healthy ways of living.
What is the crowdfunding project:
We are quickly coming out of the very short-lived berry season, and as sad as we are to see it come to an end, we do face a surplus of redcurrants and blackcurrants, something we put down to the amazing sunshine we’ve had these past couple of months. As we are a sustainable food growing project, we plan to not waste one single berry whilst tackling some ethical issues along the way.
Your generosity will help fund a zero waste, packaging free, affordable, accessible project. Every single surplus berry will be turned into a healthy, sugar free snack to be enjoyed by all and sold at our local farmers market, Florence Road. You will support my time to pick the remaining redcurrant and blackcurrant rows at Rock Farm, design and bake a selection of healthy, creative delights (bars, jams, compotes, tarts) while raising awareness of the ‘No Food Waste’ concern.
Please check out our One Church charity website to find out more information on the work we are doing at Rock Farm: One Church Brighton - Rock Farm.
Why is this important to me and my colleagues at One Church?
At One Church/Rock Farm, we believe we are in a unique position to understand the demand for sustainable food and nature-based therapy due to our existing users and current projects. Our produce comes from a cohort of people who are connecting to nature and recovering from difficulties whilst also proving that energy efficient, ecosystem-conscious farming is a legitimate and productive approach for the future. We want to broaden this connection and raise even further awareness of how important it is for a market-based farm model to produce food in a sustainable manner whilst simultaneously tackling zero waste. This project would allow us to enhance our story, continue to tackle ethical issues around food production and generate new connections for urban people into the origins and energy usage of their food.
What’s in it for YOU:
To show my appreciation and gratitude for your support I have put together some giveaways and offerings.
• If you PLEDGE £10 or more you will be entitled to a FREE Health baked delight of the week.
• If you PLEDGE £25 or more you will be entitled to a FREE Organic Vegetable Hamper (made up of local Sussex produce).
• If you PLEDGE £40 or more you be entitled to a FREE Organic Vegetable & Fruit Hamper (made up of local Sussex produce).
Below are some of the experimental healthy snacks I have created already from the berry season:
Vegan Redcurrant Streusel Bars!
Vegan Flourless Redcurrant Cookies!
Rock Farm - Wiston Estate!
Thankyou for your time and interest in this project and for all your support.
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Aug 16, 2018
I am so proud of you, these projects and how you and this wonderful organization is making such an incredible difference in the world and more importantly the direct community
Aug 14, 2018
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