Make a Meal of It
Breaking out from the co-housing, shared eating is now a reality in Uplands. Jenni Edwards has got a bunch of local people together to sharing the planning and cooking of meals. About a fifth of the energy associated with the food chain is burned up when we cook our food. More single-person and smaller households means more energy use, since cooking for five takes barely more energy than cooking for one or two.
As well as saving energy this is a great way of people getting to know their neighbours. Tonight's meal was a fabulous bean stew with rice, honeyed vegetables and salad, followed with flapjacks.