Author: Anna

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Sfruttazero

Over the past year I have learnt about many fantastic projects that are trying to cultivate food whilst nourishing soils and communities. However Sfruttazero – based in the South of Italy- is one initiative...

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Rachel’s FarmStart journey

Rachel Marshall is one of 21 people participating on this year’s FarmStart organic growers support course. In this week’s column Rachel shares her food journey and what lead to her booking on the course....

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Project Serenity

In this week’s column Andrea introduces us to Project Serenity- a new Lancashire based food project. There’s nothing quite like the taste of your first home-grown tomato of the season. The sun-warmed flesh, juicy...

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Supporting bees

Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans on a commercial scale. It, along with other pollinators, also plays a key role in maintaining...

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Lancaster Seed Library

Dennis Touliatos, coordinator of Lancaster Seed Library, provides us with a short project update in this week’s column. In June I gave a talk on seed saving at Lancaster University’s Ecohub to a bunch...

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Recipes to success

A couple of months ago a local 14 year old – Blythe- contacted me asking about local sustainability projects she could get involved in. She is now regularly attending Claver Hill’s work days and...

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FoodCities National Gathering

Two week’s ago a group of representatives from Lancaster’s FoodFutures partnership attended the national Sustainable Food City (SFC) gathering in Newcastle. I was joined by Rachel Marshall (N8 Agribusiness Knowledge Exchange Fellow from Lancaster...

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A FarmStart update

Ellen Pearce provides a FarmStart update in this week’s column. ‘On the last day of April, twenty would-be organic farmers met for the first time at Claver Hill, a community farm in Lancaster. Their...

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Lancaster’s Midsummer Market returns

Sustainable Food City Lancaster (now known as FoodFutures) is excited to announce 2019’s seasonal market dates. On Friday 21 June (next week) the Midsummer Market will return to Lancaster’s Central Market Square to celebrate...