Category: July

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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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2019 Spring Prize winners

A week ago I helped organize the Lush Spring Prize final skill sharing event and awards ceremony, during which I met this year’s winning projects. The first half of 2019’s Spring Prize event took...

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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...

Credit: Reclaim the Power 0

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...