Grow. Life. Planet. Oxfam's Grow campaign launches with picnics

Posted by Ged Barker UK Campaigns Digital Team Lead

31st May 2011

Oxfam's Grow campaign marks the start of a global movement for better ways to grow, share and live together. It's all about addressing the broken food system so we can put enough food on the table for everyone. It's about land grabs, food prices, climate and small-scale farming. It's about the food on your table; today and tomorrow.

Oxfam's GROW campaign marks the start of a global movement for better ways to grow, share and live together. It's all about addressing the broken food system so we can put enough food on the table for everyone. It's about land grabs, food prices, climate and small-scale farming. It's about the food on your table; today and tomorrow.

1 June sees events happening all over the world. We want everyone to know so help spread the word by encouraging others to join and by sharing this short animation.

In the UK, Grow supporters will be enjoying a picnic in a park near you. We'd love for you to join us for some fun and a chat over a sandwich or a cupcake. Contact your nearest office (see below) and find out how to join in. Learn about the movement, how sharing food can help us fix the broken food system and how you can help us challenge governments, companies and global systems to make sure everyone has enough to eat.

If you can't make it to a launch event or are already involved elsewhere, why not host your own picnic at a time that suits you. Everything that starts growing the movement is useful. Whoever you are and however you've got here you can help.

You can download everything you need below and get support from your local office for advice and extra materials like picnic blankets, t-shirts and badges.

Throughout the campaign, we'll be using this blog to keep you up to date. You can get alerts sent to you by filling in the box below but the most important thing is to get involved with the movement and start spreading word. Don't forget to share the new Grow animation too.

Below you'll find links to regional support, quick guides to the movement and stuff you can download to make your picnic stand out. Our first challenge is to spread the word and with these downloads you should be able to grow the conversation with everyone you meet.

The system's bust. Join the movement to fix it.

Blog post written by Ged Barker

UK Campaigns Digital Team Lead

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