Winchester comes together to look at low carbon food through a fun event on Sat 7th August at Winchester Action on Climate Change’s monthly open meeting from 10 to 12 in St Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook Street SO23 9LH. There will be a bring and buy stall of home-grown produce, free tea and coffee, discussions, games, group activities and the chance to learn more about the surprising footprint of food - and afterwards a picnic in Abbey Gardens. This event is free (just bring a picnic) and everyone is welcome.

We import more, eat less seasonally, eat more meat and use more packaging than ever before. Modern diets vary massively and a person can produce anything from 200kg up to 5000kg greenhouse gasses per year. However there are lots of easy ways to reduce the footprint of the food we eat. This event offers the chance to discuss these, learning from each other and hopefully discovering some exciting new things.
 
Oliver Southwick, a local student said “I’ve thought more about what I buy and discovered delicious new foods I wouldn’t have tried before as well as saving some money.”