Regional Food Economy – Alchemic Kitchen

Creating a better food economy for a sustainable future in the North West

Our Regional Food Economy project is working in the North West of England to link enterprise, education and advocacy to help build and nurture a local food economy that feeds everyone fairly and sustainably.

What's the problem?

Our destructive, growth-reliant food system can’t be sustained. Currently our food chains are dominated by large global agribusinesses and supermarkets, whose dependency on fossil fuels to produce and redistribute food across the world is contributing to climate change. We need a different model. It’s time for more human scaled sustainable businesses to take their place. We want to pilot a circular food system that replenishes and supports the natural environment. Feed people, feed animals, then feed soils.


What's the solution?

Our Regional Food Economy is built around three interconnecting objectives – Enterprise, Education and Advocacy. The heart of our project is the Enterprise. We’re testing out a community supporting social enterprise that keeps food and money circulating locally – following the principles of the circular food economy in all we do. The Alchemic Kitchen is an experimental development space that takes fresh food and surplus edibles in danger of being wasted and transforms them into new products for a wholesale market. We will work with local farmers, growers and food producers; support other social enterprises and cooperatives; and work with communities to develop new skills and employment opportunities.

More coming soon.


Latest updates in this campaign

The Future of Gleaning
The Future of Gleaning 15th Apr 19

Back in 2012 Feedback took a small group of volunteers to a…

A Recipe for a Rainy Day
A Recipe for a Rainy Day 12th Apr 19

Best laid plans and all that. Here at Team North we’re used…

Food Citizenship… what is it all about?
Food Citizenship… what is it all about? 17th Jan 19

Claire Woodhill, Youth Engagement Officer for Feedback, explains how we can reconnect…

A little alchemy at Knowsley Third Sector Network
A little alchemy at Knowsley Third Sector Network 13th Dec 18

Experimenting with new (and some very old!) ideas for how to use…

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