There are lots of practical ways to support food sovereignty - relocalising food in an ecological way, valuing food providers, and building knowledge and skills to conserve and develop local food production - here are just a few ideas for voluntary hands-on food action:
Harvesting, cooking and growing
- Visit or start an Abundance project or sign up to the Gleaning Network - harvesting surpluses and preventing waste.
- Attend or start a People's Kitchen - as far as we know there are PK's in Manchester, Derby, Wirksworth, Nottingham, Glossop, Hackney and Brixton. Or see if there is a FoodCycle hub in your area. Both are a good way to meet other people and work together to provide healthy food usually in the form of a weekly or monthly community meal, cooked by volunteers, free or for a donation.
- Visit a community growing or permaculture project, ask your local wholefood shop if they work with any local growers who might want volunteers, or check the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) online maps.
- Consider a working weekend or longer stay with a WWOOF host (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) - to join there is an annual fee but you can preview hosts by region to get an idea what's out there.