Invitation to national discussion about rebuilding local food economies in Wales, 13 November

We invite you to an event hosted by Our Food in Crickhowell to discuss how to mainstream the building of local food economies in Wales and how to respond to the climate emergency.

Date: 13 November 2019

Time: 10am – 12noon.

Place: Dragon Inn, Crickhowell Town Centre

Language: English, with some Welsh and Schwäbisch.

After the event, please have lunch in one of our eateries!

You can register here by 1 November.


Our Food in Crickhowell is a small beginning to big ambitions: to mainstream building of local food economies in Wales and to give climate change the status of an “emergency” in our food and drink system.


Guest of honour

We are thrilled that Rudolph Bühler is joining us for this event. He is the founder of the extraordinarily successful food project in Schwäbisch Hall in Germany. (An English language summary of the project is on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation website.) Now with over 1400 producer members, the association has built its own supermarkets, its own processing plant and has even purchased the region’s castle and converted it into a sustainability centre, conference venue and hotel. It all started in 1988 with just 8 food producers.

The discussion

What it takes to rebuild a local economy? The role of local businesses, of local Government, of national Government.

What needs to be done in Wales to facilitate a substantial expansion of sustainable food production for local consumption?

How to shift consumers’ buying habits towards demanding food that can be produced locally?


Advocates of local food systems in Wales

Representatives of national Government

Representatives of local Government and of the National Park Authority

The hosts: local businesses participating in Our Food Crickhowell

Please come!

We hope you are able to attend this rather special event and look forward to welcoming you to our very special place!

You can register here by 1 November


A joint letter to the Government about food & drink in Wales

A Welsh campaign to promote local and sustainable food economies


Photograph by Tim Jones, As You See It Media


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