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

Community Markets

We run community markets in the Henderson Hub in Abbots Langley. Our markets focus on locally produced food and craft items. The market dates for 2024 are 2nd March, 6th July, 28th Sept, and 28th Nov. Please contact us if you would like