We were founded with the vision of creating regenerative food, farming and land-use systems by bringing people together to create a local food system which is good for people, place and the planet.
We support the work of organisations across the county, catalyse new initiatives and collaborations, and enable joined-up innovative thinking to improve access to good food and reimagine land stewardship.
Meet The Directors
Founding Director & Partnership Lead
Jenny has a background in ecology and has worked on food systems across the world, from grassroots development initiatives, to setting up a social enterprise linking farmers to markets, to promoting collaboration, innovation and learning on the issue within the charity sector.
Director & Coordinator
Daphne is a food policy researcher, educator, and grower. She holds a PhD in Food Policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, and a Master's in Environmental Science and Management from Ryerson University in Canada. She is the lead author of the BC Community Food Resilience Plan, and founder of the BC Community Seed Bank.
Kate worked for years with Shropshire Council and has led a range of policy consulting roles. In the pursuit of connection and joy, she has founded 'Curious Birds' and 'Adventure Queens'.
Daphne Du Cros
The Shrewsbury Food Hub stops good surplus food from going to waste and shares it with community groups in the town. In 2020 the Hub’s volunteers redistributed 170 tonnes of food, preventing 1000 tonnes of Green House Gas emissions. Katy is passionate about stopping climate change and fixing the food system.
We are supported by a group of advisors and representatives from key sectors across the Shropshire food system and provides leadership for the development of the network.
Advisory Group Members:
Emily Faye (Shropshire Council)
Steven Jacobs /Jake (Organic Farmers & Growers, Lead on Land Working Group)
Ralph Early (Food Ethics Council, Harper Adams rt'd)
Mark Foxall (Shropshire Council Waste Team, Shropshire Master Composter with Garden Organic)
Edward Garratt (NFU Shropshire County Advisor)
Nigel Hill (Harper Adams University - School of Sustainable Food and Farming)
Russell Fox (Store Manager, Midcounties Co-Operative)
Rosemary Dartnall - Labour, Shropshire Council & Shrewsbury Town Council
Julian Dean - Green Party, Shropshire Council & Shrewsbury Town Council
Ian Wykes - Team Leader: Climate Change and Sustainability, Telford and Wrekin Council
If you are interested in becoming a member of the SGFP Advisory Group please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include which sector you represent along with a statement sharing relevant experience and food systems interests.