Julie Brown is Director of Growing Communities in Hackney, London. We run a box scheme and a
farmers’ market working with 30 organic farmers and supplying food to 3000 households a week.
We also do some of our own growing and run a training scheme for urban growers. GC helped set
up ten similar schemes – which have now grown into the expanding network of Better Food Traders.
Our wholesale arm – the Better Food Shed – was set up consolidate supplies to London-based BFTs.

No longer involved in detailed operations, I can best advice on overall business management and
finances, supply chain and logistics issues and keeping going….