10 Mile Dinners

10 Mile Dinners

About the Project

10 mile dinners is concept developed by Transition Exeter to bring people together to share and discuss local food and sustainability ideas.

Our Aims:

  • To promote local food and foraging
  • To bring people together with sustainable food

The Story So Far

The idea for 10-mile-dinners arose in a conversation between members of Transition Exeter. We were attending so many meetings that we weren’t having time for a social life. We wanted to get social activists together, but needed an event that was both enjoyable and that facilitated the discussions we needed to have about living more sustainably.

We all love cooking and socialising around food so came up with a simple model:

  1. Choose a group of people that you want to spend time with, who you think will be interested in a particular topic (our first one was centred around people with an interest in sustainable healthcare).
  2. Agree a date and invite everyone to bring some food or drink (liaise a bit to ensure that people don’t all bring the same thing).
  3. The general idea is that everything brought should be sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, but there are many different levels at which this can work.

However people contribute, you end up with a lovely shared meal, an opportunity to talk about things that matter to you all and a little bit more awareness of what we take for granted and how we can shop and eat more consciously.

During the pandemic we moved to have on-line dinners by zoom to talk about what we could find to eat without visiting the shops and providing some company whilst in social isolation.


    How to Get Involved

    Anyone can start running their own 10 mile dinners. Join our facebook group for inspiration and to share recipes. We will post details of community 10 mile dinners on our facebook group and in our news and event pages on this site.