This instalment of Design 4 ACTION Permaculture Stories features Nicole Vosper, founder of Feed Avalon, a social enterprise that establishes food systems that are socially & economically empowering in order to optimise food resilience in Glastonbury, Street and the surrounding areas. In this interview she discusses with Graham Burnett how permaculture design can be applied to livlihood and setting up a community food project.
“We’ve been able to tailor our work because everyone involved in Feed Avalon is from the area, and that’s been really powerful in helping us to see what kind of things we’d like to do and what interventions are necessary” – Nicole Vosper, co-founder Feed Avalon.
Feed Avalon collectively share the skills needed to support permaculture design to create sites that can optimise food production, while meeting social and economic needs. In addition the project hosts a variety of courses and workshops on fermentation, soil building, vegan cooking, mushroom growing and more, and members are involved in campaigns for social justice and food sovereignty.
In addition Feed Avalon host an annual Vegan Permaculture Design Course in partnership with Spiralseed at Brook End, a 4-acre permaculture demonstration and education centre in Somerset. Our next course will be running during the summer of 2018, find out more here.