How to feed ourselves without damaging the planet is one of the big questions that humans need to solve urgently.

Although large government-scale action is undoubtedly needed, there are clear individual actions that we can take to reduce the impact of our food consumption on the environment. Buying food locally reduces our car mileage and resulting CO2 emissions. These are reduced even further if the food itself is grown locally. Supporting veg box schemes with an environmental remit is better than buying veg at the supermarket.

Excess packaging is another big problem in the food industry. Consumers can vote with their money by buying food with the least packaging, buying products in bulk, reusing plastic bags and using refill stores.

Abbots in Transition initiate and support projects to increase the amount of locally grown, locally made food eaten in Abbots Langley.

Abbots in transition food initiatives

Orchard Group

Working with Abbots Langley Parish Council , the Orchard Group designed, planted and maintain a community orchard near the allotment site in Primrose Hill, bringing local fruit to the village for the benefit of current and future residents. For more

Community Markets

Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, Abbots in Transition organised very successful community markets which were held 4 times a year in the Henderson Hub in Abbots Langley. There are plans for the community markets to continue at an outdoor venue