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Climate Friendly Food launched

After a year of hard work by a dedicated core of volunteers, we are proud to announce that our website will launch on Monday 12th October www.climatefriendlyfood.org.uk

UK's most comprehensive FREE carbon calculator for organic producers (soil to consumer)
World's first low-carbon "participatory certification" (initial entry cost £35) with farmer-to-farmer inpsection
Complementary to organic certification or an affordable, stand alone certification mark for smallholders, CSA's and urban community projects to demonstrate their eco-credentials
Useful information about lowering carbon footprints and movement away from fossil fuels in food production
To celebrate this launch Climate Friendly Food have organised a week-long series of events. Starting in Dartington, near Totnes (with guest speaker Rob Hopkins) Mukti Mitchell and Jonathan Smith will cycle 130 miles to Bristol, stopping at organic farms on the way. CFF is commited to minimising its carbon footprint so we're using sustainable travel to promote low carbon food.

You are very welcome to join us at one of the events listed below. All events are free to attend.

Feel free to forward this email. To book your place please contact jenny@climatefriendlyfood.org.uk or phone 01744 894284

Best wishes

The Climate Friendly Food Team

Week of launch events

Monday 12th October, Schumacher College, Dartington near Totnes, 10.00am until 1.00pm
The Climate Friendly Food team, Mukti Mitchell, Jenny Hall and Jonathan Smith will officially launch the UK's most comprehensive carbon calculator for farmers and growers and world's first low carbon food certification scheme. Also speaking will be Ben Raskin from Soil Association, Martin Crawford from Agroforestry Research Trust and Rob Hopkins from Transition Network. Following the talks there will be a chance to visit Martin Crawford's acclaimed forest garden, to learn about forest gardening and
carbon sequestration through plants and soil. This event is free and refreshments will be provided; an optional organic lunch available at £7.00 per person.

Tuesday 13th October, Shillingford Organics, Shillingford Abbot near Exeter, Devon, 10.00am until 1.00pm
This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning about food carbon footprints and how low carbon food will play a major part in reducing the impact of climate change on a global basis. Mukti Mitchell and Jonathan Smith, the developers of the calculator will present the project. Martyn Bragg will lead a walk around his award winning organic horticultural and arable farm. This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 15th October, Brown Cow Organics, Pilton near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, 10.00am until 1.00pm
This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning about food carbon footprints and how low carbon food will play a major part in reducing the impact of climate change on a global basis. Mukti Mitchell and Jonathan Smith, the developers of the calculator will present the project. Farmers Judith and Clive Freane will lead a walk around their award winning organic dairy farm. This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Friday 16th October, Woodbarn Farm, Chew Magna near Bristol, 10.00am until 1.00pm
This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning about food carbon footprints and how low carbon food will play a major part in reducing the impact of climate change on a global basis. Mukti Mitchell and Jonathan Smith, the developers of the calculator will present the project. Grower Phil Haughton will lead a walk around this organic Community Supported Agriculture scheme. This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Friday 16th October, Bordeaux Quay, Harbourside, Bristol, 5.00pm to 6.00pm
This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning about food carbon footprints and how low carbon food will play a major part in reducing the impact of climate change on a global basis. Mukti Mitchell and Jonathan Smith, the developers of the calculator will present the project. The event is free to attend and Bordeaux Quay have a bar stocking many organic and local drinks.

Saturday 17th October, Schumacher lectures, Bristol, 9.45am to 5.30pm
Climate Friendly Food will be making an appearance at the acclaimed Schumacher lectures, as a culmination to the bike ride from Dartington at the start of the week. The project be presented to all delegates in the main lecture hall. They will also be manning a stall in the foyer to meet as many participants as possible and be available to answer questions throughout the whole day. You have to book in to the excellent Schumacher lectures to attend the event. Visit www.schumacher.org.uk to book a ticket.