FoodFutures Blog

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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 –...

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Looking forward to 2020

I’m looking forward to 2020 and the work we will be undertaking locally to grow Lancaster’s sustainable food culture. Plus, there are already lots of events planned! The first foodie event of the year...

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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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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...