The Challenge

Bioregional consider this to be the challenge we face globally in relation to Sustainable Food:

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  • industrial agriculture produces food of uncertain quality and harms local ecosystems, while consumption of non-local food imposes high transport impacts

The Goals

Bioregional identify the following goals, set so we can all contribute to a common and ultimate goal:

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  • to make it easy and attractive for people to enjoy fresh, local, seasonal, healthy produce
  • to promote diets high in vegetable protein
  • to promote sustainable farming which supports biodiversity and builds soil
  • to promote humane farming
  • to reduce or eliminate food waste

The Green Centre


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Green Centre SUSTAINABLE FOOD actions

1. Local actions
Our starting point was to identify some simple ideas to include in our work on a daily basis:

In an effort to further our understanding about sustainable food we have engaged with Brighton and Hove Food Partnership:

  • in 2006 we participated in the Grow Your Neighbours Own scheme by sharing the Green Centre garden with local gardeners.
  • we developed a long and fruitful collaboration with the Craven Vale Children's Allotment sharing resources, running workshops and team building days. 
  • we explored square food gardening and companion planting and grew potatoes, onions, carrots, courgettes, squash, salad leaves, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries (red and white), apples and a variety of herbs. 
  • we grew Comfrey to make plant food and introduced three different kinds of composting; cold composting, hot composting and a wormery.
  • we installed a sophisticated rainwater harvesting system which included a 750 litre tank and additional smaller tanks.
  • we ran food growing workshops for the local community and founded the Mile of Potatoes, a city wide growing project. 

2. National actions
On a national level we have focused our efforts on food waste:

3. Global actions
We are mindful of issues related to food security across the globe and focus our efforts on encouraging people to adopt a more sustainable plant based diet: