17 Sep 2006

Headcorn Sustainability

Headcorn Sustainability


Penny Kemp, co-founder of Headcorn Sustainability, said: "A typical Sunday dinner travels 49,000 miles to get on your plate.

"At the same time it emits 37 kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

"You can actually see the difference that would be made if it's only travelled 12 or 20 miles."


As well as the day job (s), the kids and ecosocialismo,
I am also on the council of Headcorn Sustainability, which is run by Penny Kemp, one of the patrons is one Caroline Lucas (I believe she is a famous Euro MP).

With the sustainability barn, farmers market and lots of advice on sustainable living plus the biofuel car (don't worry George Monbiot, this is run on waste oil from Sarah's pub the George and Dragon not the rainforests).

All in all Headcorn sustainability makes a difference, why not start your own sustainabilty group.

And Vic Reeves is a member (don't know whether I am allowed to tell you this), shame that Tom Baker doesn't live in Headcorn any more, though.

Headcorn a little rural oasis of green practice!

Here is some detail from the BBCFood group's 'buy local' message

Headcorn Sustainability supports farmers' markets and local shops
A fresh food campaign group from Kent is hoping to spread its message and ideas across the UK.
Headcorn Sustainability, based in the village of Headcorn between Ashford and Maidstone, strongly supports the buying of locally-produced food.

It is backing new research in the Food Policy journal, which says farmers' markets and community shops can help the economy and the environment.

The report on "food miles" suggests £4bn could be saved by buying locally.

National campaign

Penny Kemp, co-founder of Headcorn Sustainability, said: "A typical Sunday dinner travels 49,000 miles to get on your plate.

"At the same time it emits 37 kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

"You can actually see the difference that would be made if it's only travelled 12 or 20 miles."

She added that Headcorn Sustainability is not just about food-buying habits in Kent and the South East.

"It is a national campaign but one of the things that often happens is that the information doesn't reach those that are living in rural areas," she said.

"One of the reasons Headcorn Sustainability was started was because when we did some surveying at one of our farmers' markets, we found that people wanted environmental information and choices."




the shop stocks all of the following, the local veg at the moment is particulary impressive bought some very nice mushrooms and cooked risotto yesterday, they were grown in Ashford.
In the shop...
As well as our rang of teas, preserves, local produce we have:

ORGANIC FLOUR
ORGANIC YEAST
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL
ORGANIC COFFEES
ORGANIC PASTAS
ECOVER REFILL WASHING UP LIQUID AND MULTI—SURFACE CLEANER
MOON CUPS
ECOBALLS
4 FREE LIGHTBULBS FOR THOSE ON CERTAIN BENEFITS
ECOVER LAUNDRY BLEACH
HAND MADE SOAPS (WHITSTABLE SOAPS)
MABU CLOTHS
ORGANIC TOOTHPASTE
FAITH IN NATURE PRODUCTS
ECOVER DISHWASHER TABLETS
ECOVER RINSE AID
WHITE TEA (CHI)
ORGANIC OATS
NUTS, FRUITS AND NIBBLES



Free light bulb anyone

Free Lightbulbs
You could qualify for up to 4 free energy efficient light bulbs, or one sensor light bulb each lasting up to 12 years! Are you in receipt of one or more of the following benefits?

Income support
housing benefit
council tax benefit
income based jobseekers allowance
attendance allowance
disability living allowance
disablement pension benefit
war disablement pension
pension credit
child tax credit (income £14500 or less)
working tax credit (income £14500 or less)
Come and claim your free light bulbs at Una’s Barn, 29 High Street, Headcorn, (behind the George and Dragon) OPEN Tuesday – Saturday 9.30-3.30 OR PHONE PENNY ON 01622 890601

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