Category: December

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Cultivating diversity

When talking about resilient food systems ‘diversity’ is key. Diversity is important when talking about seeds, growing systems, community skills, approaches to distributing and cooking food, the people involved and approaches to healthy and...

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Auditing Lancaster’s Markets

In this week’s column Cathy Olphin discusses the findings from an environmental audit of Lancaster’s markets. This project was completed as part of an internship with the Centre For Global Eco Innovation and LESS....

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FoodFutures Strategy Day

FoodFutures (North Lancashires Sustainable Food Network), recently held a celebratory ‘Shared Futures event’ that was followed by a strategy day to reflect on the network’s work so far whilst identifying key next steps. Both...

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The Gleaning Network Handbook

Food Campaigns group Feedback have launched the Gleaning Handbook, a resource to help communities rescue food surplus from farms and redirect it to those in need by setting up their own gleaning hub. What...

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Global Village Cafe

In this week’s column we hear about a new venture- The Global Village Cafe- who will be catering at Transition City Lancaster’s Potato Day on the 26th January 2019. The Global Village Café is...

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Cultivating diversity

When talking about sustainable and resilient food systems ‘diversity’ is a key word and an underlying theme. Diversity is important when talking about seeds, growing systems, community skills, approaches to distributing and cooking food,...

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Brewing an ethical coffee

A recent Lancaster Guardian article highlighted the ‘huge increase in the number of coffee shops’ in Lancaster. As I read about the benefits independent coffee shops reap from our growing coffee culture, and how...

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Cut The Wrap

Cut The Wrap will be attending Lancaster’s Midwinter Market next Friday 14th December in Lancaster’s central market square – offering a range of plastic-free goodies and advice. In preparation for the market, I caught...