FoodFutures Blog

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Become a FoodFriend today

The Covid-19 outbreak has brought the need for local, resilient food economies into sharper focus. In response LESS, a Lancaster based community organisation, is launching FoodFriends – a new Lancaster based fundraising scheme that...

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Support your local

Lancaster resident – Andrew Hartley – urges readers to ‘support you local’. Support your local. Now when somebody says that it usually relates to visiting your local pub, supporting your local football team or...

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Virtual Foraging Foray

Julia Russel, a practising herbalist based at Dacrelands clinic, Lancaster, writes about her virtual forage walks. I love the verdant splendour as springtime unfolds and we discover a treasure trove of spring greens at...

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Claver Hill under lockdown

Despite these strange Covid-19 times, Claver Hill community food project continues to run, albeit under stricter conditions. Its AGM was run via zoom for the first time, three new projects (Horseshoe Flower Farm, the...

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A lockdown sit spot

One root cause of today’s environmental crises is our growing disconnection from nature. Our dominant economic system does not reflect the fact that we live and operate within ecosystems and are therefore reliant on...

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Northern Real Farming Conference

Ellen Pearce writes about LESS’s plans for hosting the first Northern Real Farming Conference. “The impact of the Covid-19 out-break and measures to contain its spread are reaching far into our families, communities, economies,...

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Corona food support

As we enter our third week of physical distancing, Food Futures has collated information about schemes that are responding to the lockdown and emergency food needs in Lancaster District- both now and in the...

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Enjoying Community Gardens Safely

Following last week’s reflective blog on the importance of green space, I have summarised our (local) current thinking on how to use community garden spaces spaces safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and current lockdown....

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Coronavirus and green space

Beccy Whittle reflects on the role of green spaces and community gardens during the coronavirus pandemic. With so much being written about coronavirus I wanted to pick up on a topic that hasn’t been...