Monday, July 16, 2007

Blogging for Positive Change

We were very proud when the Slow Cook nominated the Great Big Veg Challenge for a "Bloggers for Positive Global Change" award. This was originally created by Climate of Our Future, to salute bloggers who are taking steps to make the world a better place. Now its my turn to nominate five blogs that I think are making a difference. I have decided to nominate blogs that are trying to instill a love of real food in adults and children. These are all people who take the time to share their enthusiasm via their blogs with the rest of the world. Our first nomination goes to David Hall, who Freddie and Alexandra got to meet at the Childrens Food Festival this weekend.
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1. Book the Cook Great Big Vegetable Challenge. David Hall is a talented chef who has such enthusiasm for encouraging children and their parents to learn to cook healthier, tastier food. With his co-chef Mark he spreads this infectious message in schools around Britain.

2.A Veggie Venture - Alanna's incredible resource of vegetable recipes is inviting, inspiring, accessible and is there to encourage all of us to be a little more adventurous about our vegetable-cooking.

3.Figs,Olives,Wine - A beautifully written, beautifully illustrated blog by Amanda in New York. This is a blog that focuses on the food that is in season, a blog that makes you want to try much harder in your own home!

4. Boys can Cook too! As the title suggests, here are two young cooks in the making learning how to cook and sharing their successes with other children.

5.Farming Friends - A blog about farming, food production and healthy eating by Sara who is a farmer in the North of England.

The people I have nominated can now participate by following these simple steps:

Write a post with links to up to 5 blogs that you think are trying to change the world in a positive way.

In your post, make sure you link back to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

Leave a comment or message for the bloggers you've tagged, so they know they're now part of the meme.

Optional: Proudly display the "Bloggers for Positive Global Change" award badge with a link to the post you wrote up.


  1. Thank you Charlotte, The boys (boys can cook too) are really proud and smiling a lot!

  2. Charlotte, I am floored! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I really am honored, and I think your project is extraordinary - I get sad every time you change letters because I don't want the blog to end.

  3. TopVeg3:33 PM

    Farming friends is a great choice - well done!


  4. Hi Charlotte and Freddie

    How kind! I'm well chuffed, thank you so much, lovely to be recognised. As for meeting up with you all on Sunday, it is safe to say I was pretty touched and incredibly happy. Although I wished you had come to either the 2nd or 3rd show when I had well and truly warmed up and had such a hoot with the kids, far better shows and packed out too. Thanks for coming, it meant a lot. Check the Blog for full write up.

    The autographs will be framed!


  5. Hi Charlotte,
    Thank you so much for nominating me - it is a great honour and I am very proud and pleased that you have thought of me. Thank you.
    Sara from farmingfriends

  6. good for you for passing this on, Charlotte

  7. Congratulations on the nomination - well done!!


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