Welcome

Welcome to what I hope could be the birth of a new organisation exploring how people might be able to work together to provide one of life’s most basic necessities.

I’m basing this on the Radical Housing Network, a non-hierarchical organisation of groups sharing a common interest in providing and protecting housing for the benefit of the community. There is an excellent article here explaining the way the RHN is organised and how that helps it to be so successful.

Why might we want to create a radical food network?   Ultimately, by taking control of how our food is produced, distributed and sold, we can ensure that food is something that benefits the community.  We can take control away from the corporate interests that currently treat food purely as a source of profit and make sure that we get the food we need, not the toxic, exploitative rubbish we are being sold at the moment.

That may be a distant goal at the moment but there is nothing to stop us taking steps in that direction straight away.  There are probably many people who are doing some of this already.  All that’s needed is for some of those groups to start coming together and working towards their common goals in pretty much the way the Radical Housing Network is already doing.

I’ll add more content when I can. In the meantime, feel free to comment on here, or to add new content by logging in as “guest”, with the same password.

3 responses to “Welcome

  1. Excellent that you’re doing this! What’s the email address?

    Recommend calling a meeting with groups like Streets Kitchen, Squatters and Homeless Autonomy, and people around the #march4homeless, to discuss how you can coordinate regularly between groups

    Are you coming to the Radical Left General Assembly tommorrow (Thursday 14th)? Could be a chance to meet other people interested in taking action together:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1588733401408239

    • Also places like Grow Heathrow, who grow food in the summer.

    • Wow, that was quick!

      I don’t know if I’ll make it tomorrow – I’ll do my best but I’m a bit burned out. That’s why I’m trying to get something online in advance so things can start happening even if I don’t make it.

      I haven’t set up the email yet (I’ll sort that out shortly) but I’m on twitter @miggymoglet.

      I mentioned it in passing after the RH meeting on Monday, and somebody said that HASL are already doing some of the things we’d want to be doing, plus I know of a few others, and I’m sure the ones you suggested will be interested. I’m sure this will gain momentum simply by bringing some of these groups together and doing a bit of brainstorming.

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