FoodFutures Blog

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Celebrating women

Every year the 8th March marks International Women’s day, a day for celebrating the achievements of women and the movement towards gender equality. To celebrate I attended a fundraiser cabaret in Lancaster which opened...

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Reducing plastics in horticulture

Dr Dennis Touliatos reflects on a recent trip to CAWR in this week’s column. In February I visited The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University and attended a meeting focused...

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Fairtrade Fortnight

This week marks the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (from 24th February to 8th March) during which a series of events and campaigns are organized across the UK to explore issues relating to the Fairtrade...

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Trees For Life

In the summer of 2019 Anna Clayton and Dionysios Touliatos went on a learning journey across the Mediteranean basin. They visited and stayed with several projects that are seeking to regenerate degraded lands or...

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Opportunities

There are a few exciting opportunities coming up to feed into and support FoodFutures work here in Lancaster. For those who don’t know, FoodFutures is North Lancashire’s award-winning sustainable food network, that’s working to...

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Natural Beekeeping

I recently met John Vendy and Sue Arnott, two beekeepers from Bentham, to learn more about natural beekeeping. It was a fascinating discussion, some of which I have drawn out below. Anna: So what...

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A local Veganuary

We are in mid Veganuary and there is a growing trend of people moving towards more plant based diets. This is perhaps reflected in the increasing range of vegan options on the highstreet –...