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CFF has played a crucial role (in parnership with The Kindling Trust) in calculating the carbon footprint of Manchester City Council's inhouse caterers: Manchester Fayre, as part of a feasibility study looking at ways of reducing the City's carbon emisions due to its food chooses. CFF have provided extensive and comprehensive calculations to show which foods are producing the most carbon and offering alternatives for a climate friendly school meals.
Chris Walsh, Kindling Trust.
I asked all service users and staff that have attended Fir Tree Community Growers over the months and here are their views: “really enjoy it especially in summer”, “like weeding the raised beds”, “enjoy the company”, “enjoy the polytunnel”, “like the creatures and bugs when being in the fields in summer”, “like to get stuck in the fields weather permitting”. Staff like working hands on with service users, “enjoy washing the veg and getting dirty apart from the water always being cold”. From my point of view from the feed back that I get from all staff and service users that they all really enjoy the whole experience of working on the farm and it gives them something to look forward to every week. It has brought a lot of our group users together and gives them lots of independence.
Kinds regards, Marie Brown - Managing Director, Browns Short Break Respite Limited.
It’s been a real find for us to be supplied by Fir Tree Community Growers. The quality of produce is excellent, always very fresh and our customers have particularly liked the winter salad bags and kale mix. Having a good organic grower so close is exactly what we wanted.
Organic Direct, Liverpool - Organic vegetable and fruit home delivery service. We’re a small, local and friendly business, sourcing produce as locally as possible.
The Wildlife Trust's Productive Landscapes in Preston (PLIP) project commisioned CFF to deliver the Train the Trainers session for people who want to teach others how to grow food for our Community Food Growing project in Preston. Feedback from attendees was brilliant, everyone liked the relaxed atmoshere and the practical delivery. We will certainly commission CFF in future to deliver our training. Julie Livesey. Senior Projects Officer.
St Helens CEN have been keen to support Climate Friendly Food. CEN were delighted to team up with the project in 2010 where volunteers within St Helens have been encouraged to take up growing food in their own gardens at home. We hope to continue working with Climate Friendly Food in 2011 and beyond in encouraging the development of sustainable communities in St Helens.
Simon Skidmore, Community Empowerment Network Manager.