Oxford City Farm is at a very exciting point and we are doing lots of thinking about how we will develop and grow our space and our work in the community. One of the options we are considering is setting up a Community Kitchen on our site.
The kitchen would support our education work around growing and eating local, healthy and seasonal food. It would provide a space for sharing skills, building confidence and bringing people together. Our plan would be to offer affordable community classes and workshops – these might include after school clubs for children, family learning days, special support sessions for older people or those who are socially isolated. Eventually we would want to offer accredited training and support to increase employability skills. The kitchen could be hired out by professional tutors and cooks to run courses, or for caterers and small food entrepreneurs wanting to scale up their business.
To help our thinking we need a better understanding of the current interest, demand and need for this type of community facility in Oxford.
WE WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS! Please fill in our survey (closing date is Tues 31st Oct)
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In terms of time frame, it is early days and our next step would be to go to funders with a more detailed proposal.
Please email me if you want any more information or would like to discuss in more detail.
Oxford City Farm Team