Charities & Campaigns
There are a number of charities and campaigns which I am or have supported through the generosity of the Fund for the Environment and Urban Life’s Advisors grants scheme. These include:
- Sustain, where I have supported their urban agriculture work,
- Garden Organic where I am supporting their Sowing New Seeds project and their Heritage Seed Library. Take a look at the piece on SNS published by Guardian on line in July 2012,
- a film maker based in the USA, Karney Hatch who has just completed a documentary on world wide urban agriculture, Plant this movie. Narrated by Daryl Hannah it was premiered at the Portland Film Festival in August 2014.
I joined Lendwithcare, a joint venture between Care International and the Co-operative Group in July 2012. It supports entrepreneurs across the developing world with micro finance loans. I am currently loaning to a poultry raiser in Bosnia, a cafe and a market stall selling food in Malawi, a fish monger in Togo, a coffee and pig producer in Ecuador and a farmer in Cambodia.
I am also crowd funding the development of the blight resistant sarpo mira potato through Buzzbnk.