Click on the Governance link to the right and the 2013 AGM minutes are now published there. These include this link to the excellent Pam Warhurst talk on Incredible Edible Todmorden which we were unable to show at the AGM due to technical hiccups!
Todmorden is now internationally recognised for its innovative use of spare land to grow community food and provides a fantastic vision for what could be achieved in Chinnor with the same interest and drive. In the video Pam Warhurst asks "Can you find a unifying language that cuts across age and income and culture to help people help themselves? Yes, and the language would appear to be food" The Incredible Edible phenomenon was achieved without asking for permission, without raising funds and without a strategy document. They just did it. The scheme now includes a seed swap, a herb garden on scrap land, vegetable beds, and involves artistic people in the community to help form part of a vibrant local food jigsaw. This links nicely with the recent publication of a the Oxford Foodprinting report which demonstrates just how little food which is bought in Oxford comes directly from the local community, and hence contributes to the local economy.
Also at our AGM there was an excellent talk on the decline of bees and what we can do to help protect the pollinator population. A copy of the short Powerpoint presentation is available here
Our 2013 annual report will be uploaded shortly