We need to find new opportunities for communities to come together and flourish. The best community events are organised locally, involving a mutual, all-embracing hospitality. Spontaneity and even a touch of anarchy bring an event to life. This is what Tim Smit and his team at the Eden project are aiming for on Sunday 19th July with their ‘Big Lunch’. The idea is to get neighbours together to talk, eat, share and get to know each other. So how do we fit into this?
I hope you become one of those activists who will initiate local events and make 19th July the first of many Big Lunches. For those of you thinking of cooking something, we will be suggesting some seasonal recipes and offering the ingredients discounted in bulk boxes nearer the time.