Edible Eastbourne

Edible Eastbourne are a voluntary, not for profit community group who aim to help Eastbourne develop a resilient, sustainable local food system and help increase access to fresh, low cost healthy food for everyone.

What do the words Edible Eastbourne conjure up for you? What would it feel like to be part of a community where food is growing everywhere in such abundance that no one ever needs to go hungry?

We are inspired by the success of Todmorden, a little town in Lancashire, who literally grow food anywhere they can. Check out their website with heaps of resources on everything needed to create an Edible Town. http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/

The vision for Edible Eastbourne is a place where the people of Eastbourne are…

  • growing healthy food everywhere
  • preparing fresh healthy food from scratch
  • preserving healthy food
  • using community kitchens
  • sharing and exchanging fresh produce
  • running community owned greengrocers and bakeries
  • farmers markets springing up everywhere
  • sharing gardens – growing food in and tending someone’s allotment or garden in exchange for a share of produce

Edible Eastbourne – The Aims 

Growing – To inspire, facilitate and help communities to create, manage and edible/wildlife spaces with berries, nut and fruit trees, herb gardens and annual veggie patches

Preparing To inspire, facilitate and teach people to cook fresh healthy food from scratch

Sharing – To build the sharing/gift economy by giving excess fresh healthy food to those who need it and making public community gardens ‘free-pick for all’.

Enterprising – To inspire, encourage and help people to build local food based enterprises

For more information or to sign up for News or Membership go to Edible Eastbourne