Category: August

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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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Lancaster’s Feeding Body and Soul

Walter Lewis’s Feeding Body and Soul exhibition is coming to Lancaster in September (10 September – 1 October), with contributions from The Faces Behind Our Food and local photographers Johnny Bean and Nick Dagger....

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Sauerkraut art

Pick a cabbage. Any will do: white, red, cavolo nero, whatever you can find. Shred it. Massage salt into it. Keep going until enough liquid has come out of the cabbage to cover it....

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Food, economy and environment

Last week Sustainable Food City Lancaster hosted a couple of themed meetings to develop outcomes from its June REFRESH event. One session focused on our sustainable food economy, including increasing local food procurement by...

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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...