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Projects Food

Too much food is thrown away by shops, homes and restaurants and fruit in gardens, parks and countryside is sometimes not used.

 Our projects collect surplus food for use by local people, provide juicing for autumn fruits, keep bees and raise awareness about their needs, and support community members to grow and use food sustainably and make gardens wildlife friendly.

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Rerooted Community Café and Community Fridge

In 2017, following a Love Food Hate Waste initiative, our ReROOTed surplus food initiative started, with the aim of saving edible food from landfill while also combatting food poverty and improving nutrition.
ReROOTed Community café serves a 3-course hot vegetarian lunch from surplus food monthly on a Saturday at St George’s Extension, Tiverton on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis and also cooks for one- off
events.

ReROOTed Community Fridge was added in 2019 and opens several times a week in Tiverton Library. Free to collect and use, it is stocked with surplus fresh food from supermarkets (through Fareshare and Neighbourly) local shops, market stalls and individual
donations.

Christmas Eve Giveaway is open to all, with surplus festive food from homes shops and offices around the area.

In a typical year, our volunteers save over 4 tonnes of surplus food and 30 tonnes of carbon emissions are avoided! We need a dozen volunteers every week, and 15 for each monthly café. If you can help,
call us on 07941 330450, email info@sustainabletiverton.org.uk or look on Facebook  Rerooted Surplus Food Cafe – Tiverton and Tiverton Community Fridge 

 

Apple Juicing

Sustainable Tiverton runs Apple Days in October to use up surplus apples and pears from gardens and countryside. Bumper crops which would go to waste
can instead be turned into juice using our macerator and fruit press. We also lend out our equipment for other community groups to use.

Apple Days offer refreshments and sales of apple juice, honey or local produce.

For dates each autumn, and details for booking your juicing slot, sign up to our Newsletter.

Bees

Bees are essential pollinators for many food crops but are threatened by the changing climate and by pesticide pollution. At our communal bee- keeping
project close to Sampford Peverell, volunteers care for bees, sell honey and raise awareness about the problems that pollinators experience due to climate change and biodiversity loss.

Updates are in our Newsletter. Contact
info@sustainabletiverton.org.uk if interested in volunteering.

Food Growing

Growing local fresh food is good for our health and for food security.Local food is fresh and requires fewer transport emissions. We encourage local growing and the use of local farms and food suppliers.

We provide education for new gardeners in sustainable gardening, food growing, DIY seed harvesting, sharing and compost workshops. We are actively seeking a site suitable as a community growing space in Tiverton. Contact us at info@sustainabletiverton.org.uk.

Useful links

www.openfoodnetwork.org
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In My Backyard (Seaton) https://inmybackyard.co

Transition Wellington – food growing projects ttw.org.uk