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Working with partners in social housing, local authorities and the voluntary sector, the project will create a unique network in the community to promote the benefits of locally grown food and increase its production and consumption. The project will also provide opportunities for learning through 12 new growing projects at social housing sites and 20 new or regenerated community orchards.
Some of the county’s most disadvantaged communities will gain skills in growing their own food and learn about healthy eating, and new skills in orchard husbandry will address the current shortage of fruit produced locally in Wiltshire and
‘Food Champions’ will be recruited from these practical projects and from the wider community. Anyone can become a Food Champion and join the network to share experiences and increase the level of information about where to source local food.
A range of multi and social media communication techniques will be used to publicise the project and promote awareness in the wider community. By the end of the project, at least 1500 Food Champions will have increased their own consumption of locally grown food and spread the message of healthy local food, and 500 people will have gained skills in food production.
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