Author: Anna

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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...

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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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We Feed The World

Whilst visiting London last weekend I went to see the ‘We Feed The World’ photographic exhibition at the Bargehouse Gallery, SouthBank. Coordinated by the Gaia Foundation, the exhibition brought together three years of work...