Making Local Food Work is now accepting bookings for their 2011 conference, Rooting Community Food in an Enterprising Future! Book your ticket now from

The event will take place on Thursday 12 May at Sheffield City Hall. Join us to expand your thinking around the essential skills required to develop community food enterprises. Our speakers and workshops will look more closely at what these components are and what you can do to enhance your skills within a community food enterprise context. Explore the key challenges within the sector and the solutions community food enterprises can offer.

Insprirational speakers on the day include Dr Charlie Clutterbuck from the Centre of Food Policy at City University in London. As well as being a Research Fellow in food policy at City University since May 2003, he has also been a member and trustee of the Food Ethics Council since 2007.

Delegates on the day will also hear from Julie Brown of Growing Communities, an inspirational social enterprise based in Hackney, London. Over the past 10 years, Growing Communities have created two main community-led trading outlets – an organic fruit and veg box scheme and the Stoke Newington’s Farmers’ Market. This enterprise has harnessed the collective buying power of a community, helping small-scale farmers and producers to thrive.

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