Category: November

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Closing money loops

This festive season why don’t you avoid money leaks (spending with multinational corporations) and support local sustainable farmers, independent food producers and local crafts people? This week’s column highlights how…  Attending the Midwinter Market...

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Encounters with Permaculture

Dr Dennis Touliatos writes about Permaculture in this week’s column. I first encountered the word ‘permaculture’ sometime during the late nineties, when I was studying agricultural sciences in Greece. I was looking at different...

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Tomorrow

Lancaster University student, Lea Rüegg, is organising a free film screening of ‘Tomorrow’ (2015) for people living in Lancaster on 1st December 2019 at 19:30 at the Gregson Centre. This award-winning documentary explains our current...

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Faith in food

I recently participated in a ‘collaborative group enquiry’ into the ethics of food with an unusual group of people – not the usual crowd of food campaigners and activists that I have become accustomed...

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Who picked your tea?

Although not locally grown, tea remains a hugely popular drink in the UK, with 165 million cups drunk every day. But who picks our tea? What do the growers and pickers of our tea...

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Upcoming Midwinter Market

We are starting to enter the darker times of year: the shortest day of the year is approaching and with it the skeletal structures of winter and the Midwinter Market… On the 14th December from...

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Scotch Quarry Community Garden

Rebecca Wilmott writes about the history of Scotch Quarry Community Garden and its role in growing community and food in Lancaster. A community garden was first established in Scotch Quarry park by Transition City...

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Plugging money leaks this festive season

This festive season why don’t you avoid money leaks (spending with multinational corporations) and support local sustainable farmers, independent food producers and local crafts people? Attending the Midwinter Market on the15th December from 10:00...