Focus of the day – The local Food Economy – growing food, the food supply chain, education and training, social enterprise and business 

The aims of the day

It is expected that participants will leave the event:

•             Having been introduced to Get Oldham Growing identity and website

•             Being well informed about current activities relating to food – growing, sourcing and cooking, skills development and business opportunities

•             Having shared their ideas for future development of Get Oldham Growing

•             Being inspired to get involved in activities related to the Get Oldham Growing themes

Programme content

The day will include:

A speaker who will provide an overview of the vision for Get Oldham Growing

A presentation to launch the Get Oldham Growing Brand and website

A speaker who will introduce the social entrepreneurship aspect of the GOG programme

A presentation of a Healthier Catering Award to a local Cafe


Bookable 1:1 appointments with business adviser

Bookable workshops – Setting up Food businesses / Social enterprises – sign up on the day

Show case of local activities already underway or being planned by groups and communities

Local food market – see what fresh, local produce is available from Oldham and nearby


Marketplace of training, jobs, land and information

The day will also provide opportunities to:

•             map the current local food growing activity

•             join a network for Get Oldham Growing

•             gain members of a wide advisory group for Get Oldham Growing

•             promote future events being planned across Oldham

•             obtain Get Oldham Growing promotional materials


For more information please contact Julie Holt on 0161 770 8489 or Nayan Joshi at Voluntary Action Oldham  on 0161 633 6222.



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