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Brighton UK

Brighton - East Sussex - United Kingdom - Europe
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Brighton UK Greenmap Project
Dougal Tyrie
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I live in Brighton and work in the surrounding area as a land remediation consultant with a distant background in GIS. I had been thinking about a project to map the many local independent food enterprises, then I met Wendy from Green Maps at UVic Canada in 2014...

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In the countryside surrounding Brighton, the UK's strong tradition of rural, small-scale, independent local food production is well represented; ranging from roadside honesty boxes for eggs, fruit, and vegetables and the jams, relishes and preserves made from these, to well established award-winning farm shops, butchers, breweries and cider presses. The original intention of this project was to simply map these resources. Maybe it will help make local produce more readily accessible to people living in the city. In Brighton, direct-from-producer food networks have emerged, trying to bypass the traditional supermarket. The large supermarkets are viewed as giving producers a poor deal, supplying processed food, and favouring distant cheaper labour suppliers over local quality produce. It quickly became apparent that the Green Maps idea and system is ideally suited to Brighton itself, where myriad community, commercial, public and voluntary enterprises exist, driven by similar core values. A Green Map of Brighton would be a marvellous thing.

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