ESI Local Food event: “Can Local Food Make us Feel Better?”

Essex Sustainability Institute cordially invites you to an evening celebrating local food and to launch the research report,


Evidence from the East of England

By Professor Steffen Böhm, Dr Zareen Bharucha and David Watson

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 6-9pm

at The Minories Galleries,

74 High St, Colchester CO1 1UE

The launch and discussion will be held in the Ballroom and followed by,

A Light Supper in the Minories’ Garden Café

to Celebrate Local Food and Drink.

The evening is open to all and free of charge, but spaces are limited. So please register as soon as possible.
If you have any queries please contact Sophie Donovan at

Our Research:

Over the past 18 months, the Essex Sustainability Institute at the University of Essex has been engaged in a research project studying the link between local food and well-being, supported by the East of England Co-operative Society and the British Academy. The research team, comprising Professor Steffen Boehm, Dr Zareen Bharucha and David Watson, has explored whether participating in local food projects (such as box schemes, allotments and community supported agriculture) has an impact on people’s well-being, and if so, why? Over the course of 18 months, we have reviewed the available evidence, undertaken a survey study, and talked to people from all over Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

We invite you to join us as the research team would like to share their findings with anyone who is interested in local food, people’s well-being and growing the local economy.

register here

videographic record of the event

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