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Thu, 16 Nov

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Kingston Hive @ The CycleHub

Film Night: Grow Your Own Grocery

Kingston is sprouting refill shops, but are they ripping us off? Could we do better with our own cooperative wholefood store? Watch the video! Contribute to the discussion!

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Film Night: Grow Your Own Grocery
Film Night: Grow Your Own Grocery

Time & Location

16 Nov 2023, 19:30 – 21:00

Kingston Hive @ The CycleHub, 47 Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RF, UK

About the event

Unicorn Grocery, based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offers an unbeatable range  of affordable, fresh and wholesome food with an emphasis on organic,  fair-trade and local produce. Its focus is on ingredients for tasty,  interesting and really affordable cooking; produce that nourishes and  isn’t laden with sugar, salt and additives. They are a ‘bricks and mortar’ store; that just trades in the shop, not online. As a workers’ co-operative the shop is owned by people who work in it.

Unicorn was established by a small group of people committed to social change, who had a vision for the kind of shop that they wanted to shop in themselves. A place where wholesome tasty food, sourced with care, would be sold at affordable prices. A shop owned and run by motivated owner-members following a shared social and environmental  agenda.

They used as a blueprint two co-ops in the south of England; Daily Bread Northampton and Daily Bread Cambridge,  whose model revolved around direct, bulk purchasing of wholesome foods,  processed on site, and priced competitively with the supermarkets. (Bob get's all his basics from Daily Bread).

For more see their website; and come to the event too! You can download their DIY guide from here.

Are there people in Kingston who've got the energy and dedication to do the same here?

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