Feeding Lancaster

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Strengthening seed sovereignty…

Dennis Touliatos, coordinator of Lancaster Seed library, discusses the Seed Sovereignty network sprouting across Northern England. Earlier this summer I participated in a seed production workshop at the Clervaux Trust in Darlington. The workshop...

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Re-connecting with soil

Last week Starhawk (an American writer, activist, Permaculture teacher and prominent voice in the Ecofeminist movement), came to Claver Hill community food project and ran a session on soil. Rather than focusing on soil...

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Regenerative food business?

Over the past week I have been writing an article on regenerative business for Ethical Consumer magazine. In doing so, it got me thinking about what a regenerative food business might look like here...

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Reflections from The Common Kitchen

Artist, Leo Burtin, reflects on The Common Kitchen’s two weeks in Lancaster… ‘During the two weeks of my residency at King Street Studios, I undertook a series of creative and culinary experiments which will...

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The Common Kitchen

Introducing Leo Burtin and the The Common Kitchen project… The Common Kitchen is an artistic project that opened on the 2nd July at King Street Studios, Lancaster and runs until the 14th July. The...

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Food not fracking

Last Thursday I joined a small group of Lancaster residents in cycling to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road to join Reclaim The Power’s ‘Block Around the Clock’. The event was beautiful in...

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Sustainable Food City Lancaster REFRESH

Sustainable Food City Lancaster’s REFRESH event was well attended by a cross-section of people that included city and county Councillors, representatives from our local hospital, community food projects, academics, local farmers and food retailers....

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Market conversations…

Every time LESS holds a seasonal market in Lancaster, I am reminded of the benefits of bringing people together. During last week’s Midsummer Market I had a number of great conversations with local residents...

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Feeding body and soul

In this week’s column Leeds based photographer, Walter Lewis, talks about his project ‘Feeding Body and Soul’. Our current food production system is destroying the very earth on which we depend, and in its...

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Upcoming local food & craft events

Over the next week there are some great local food and craft events. Middlewood Trust near Wray is running a hedgerow basket weaving course this weekend: http://s.coop/26dpt This two-day beginner’s basket making course will...