Category: July

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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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A question of scale?

  The Landworkers’ Alliance, in collaboration with the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University,  have released a new report entitled “A Matter of Scale. The report highlights how a diverse and...

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Food growers against fracking

This July a whole series of demonstrations and actions are planned at the Preston New Road fracking site with the aim of supporting those resisting the first UK attempt to extract fracked gas on...

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A People’s Food Policy launched

Last week saw the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a manifesto  outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide  consultations with...

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The Average Cabbage

LESS talks to Becky from The Average Cabbage- a local business that grows vegetable, salad and herb seedlings for Grow-Your-Own enthusiasts.  How did you come to set up the Average Cabbage? “About five years ago a friend and I talked about setting...