SOWING, SHARING, SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD
Alton Local Food Initiative was formed in 2009 to encourage and enable people in the local community to be involved in growing, sourcing and eating local, seasonal and responsibly produced food.
ALFI look after 11 growing plots in and around the town, holding events to share seeds, swap seedlings and promote local produce. Local children are encouraged to get involved through their annual competition. ALFI promote fresh local produce and are interested in ways of supporting local producers and small businesses and encouraging people to consider the environmental impact of food production and transportation. They also produce seasonal recipe leaflets to encourage and inspire people to cook and eat local fruit and vegetables.
Plots include the St Lawrence Vicarage garden, a flourishing garden at Alton Train station, apple trees at the Jubilee playing fields and many more. Find our more at their website