Call for nominations to the Board of Directors of Incredible Edible Lambeth

Incredible Edible Lambeth CIC  is looking for new members for the body that oversees and steers its work.  We are welcoming nominations from anyone who with a passion about food who lives and works in Lambeth.

As an elected board member you will have the opportunity to drive activities that help promote a local food culture through a network of local food activists, develop opportunities for healthy, sustainable, locally produced food to be avail able to all in Lambeth, both now and in the future. and to develop resilient community skills in growing, cooking and/or trade of local food produce.

About the board

We encourage anyone with a passion for food or local community to stand for election.  You do not have to be active within the food sector or community but have a passion about food and the interest to learn more.
As an elected director you will be responsible for voting on how we spend our budgets, where we should focus our work and help decide what can bring the most impact in improving the food system within the borough.

The responsibilities of the board members will include:

  • Attending a minimum of 4 board meetings a year, these typically last 2 hours on a weekday but are organised at a time that suits board members.
  • Supporting IEL work streams, and core activities such as mapping and communications
  • The board is responsible for maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
  • It is also responsible for ensuring that the organisation is well run, financially sound and has the correct employment procedures.
  • Board members are also responsible for promoting the organisation more widely and supporting the coordinator and other staff in working to achieve the vision.

 

Board Roles

We have a number of active programmes and partnerships in place and we share participation/leadership of these amongst the directors. These include:

  • developing a programme of activities to support food growers and activists in Lambeth over the coming year
  • working with the Lambeth Food Partnership on the Sustainable Food Cities programme. Lambeth has already achieved the Bronze award and the LFP is aiming for Lambeth to become a Silver Sustainable Food City within the next 3 years, and ultimately a Gold Sustainable Food City.
  • working with LEAP – Lambeth Early Action Partnership, to develop a programme of activities that create opportunities for babies born in four wards of Lambeth to grow up in a healthy food atmosphere.
  • mapping activitiy
  • taking part in regional and national activities, amplifying the work of food activists in Lambeth
  • bringing resources, skills and knowledge into the Lambeth food activist sector, and sharing resources, skills and knowledge across the sector.

 

Becoming a Board Member

 

We encourage anyone with a passion for helping to develop a healthier and more sustainable food system for Lambeth to stand for election. We will also have the option to co-opt people with skills additional to those represented by the Board should the need arise so if you do not feel you can stand, but have skill you would like to share please do get in touch with our current chair Sue Sheehan suesheehangcc@gmail.com 07961 342247 and/or just complete the nomination form below.

 

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Invitation: Blooming Lambeth Awards & IEL AGM 12th October

We have pleasure in inviting you to the Blooming Lambeth Awards ceremony and the Incredible Edible Lambeth AGM on Thursday 12th october 2017 at the Garden Museum, 7-9pm. The Garden Museum is at 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB

Please RSVP to bloom@lambeth.gov.uk or call 0207 926 3401

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Growing Lambeth Action Research Report

With funding from Esmee Fairburn, Incredible Edible Lambeth worked with Groundwork to support food growing across Lambeth we piloted a hub and spoke model, of larger projects supporting smaller ones. The pilot provided a huge amount of learning. This report summarises the findings.

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Incredible Edible Lambeth is always looking for ways to support growers and activists who want to change the food system. This year we have been working with Lambeth Food Partnership to gain a complete picture of the activity that is already going on, and how that compares to what other boroughs and cities are doing. We will use the evidence from that, and from our Growing Lambeth experience, to develop programmes of support for the future.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more and/or contribute to this development work.

Sue Sheehan

We have CREATEd 30 new food entreprenneurs!

We have just finished two Start Your Own Food Businesses (CREATE) programmes in two of Lambeth’s most deprived areas – Loughborough Junction and Gipsy Hill.

It’s of course all down to the entreprenneurs themselves but the CREATE programme gave people a chance to network and meet food business owners in Brixton, Loughborough Junction and West Norwood & Crystal Palace, and learn about the process of setting up a food business. They also got the chance to present their food and business ideas to a panel of experts and to one another, meet Lambeth food safety officials, and take they Level 2 food hygiene certificate. To top it all they received a full day of technical training on costing, marketing, licensing, sustainability, and much more from Greenwich based community food consultancy GCDA.

Watch this space for more information about our entreprenneurs and hear their stories over coming months.

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Blown Away by Blooming Lambeth

We have been blown away by the entrants to our Blooming Lambeth competition. Our photographer is out and about as we speak taking professional pics of the top three in each category. We can’t wait to present an exhibition of all of those at our awards ceremony in October (Thursday 12th) at the Garden Museum. More details to follow soon but please keep the date free and follow our twitter @EdibleLambeth or Facebook for more information. You can also email bloom@lambeth.gov.uk to register your interest now.

Blooming Lambeth- enter now

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Delighted to be celebrating all that’s Blooming Lambeth
Which of the six categories are you entering?
All details below on the poster
Good luck

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Understanding behaviour change training

This training may be useful to community gardeners and is already being taken up by other voluntary sector organisations.  We are also very keen to link in more with health organisations in Lambeth as we know that community gardens provide significant health benefits.

 

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The Future of Food: 2050

Have you ever wondered what and how we’ll be eating in 2050?

The Lambeth Food Partnership Board is pleased to host an evening of thought provoking talks and discussion as we meet some of the people driving forward futuristic food concepts across the capital.

Will most fruits and vegetables that we eat have been grown in cities, on walls and in basements? Will breakfast bars may be made of insects specifically bred for consumption? Will it be normal to tuck in a burger grown in a laboratory, or will we all eat meals around a communal table in a shared kitchen that has replaced individual kitchens in homes?

This event will feature four speakers who will take us on a journey into the future, and fire up our imaginations with possibilities, with opportunities for audience questions and comments throughout.

Speakers will be confirmed on the booking site prior to the event.

We ask that anyone who is able to make a donation of £3 to cover the event costs does so on the evening. We are a non-profit organisation who works for the benefit of the Lambeth businesses, residents, workers and organisations.

Registration is required- click here.