Category: Local Food Column

Written by local food local food businesses, growers, community groups and food lovers. Anyone can contribute a column and we always welcome comments on past columns. So…have a browse of our local food column archive :)

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Including food in city climate strategies

After co-running a session on ‘tackling climate change through food’ at Lancaster’s recent Climate Emergency summit, I started seeking case studies on how cities can successfully integrate food into climate strategies. In doing so...

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Urban foraging

  Julia Russel, a qualified local herbalist, writes about foraging. What better way of enjoying the verdant growth of spring than a spot of foraging? It offers a chance to get outdoors, immerse yourself...

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‘Super’ markets?

I recently wrote a guide to supermarkets for Ethical Consumer Magazine. In doing so, it became clear that despite some improvements in reporting and practice, the supermarket model is built on ethically dubious foundations....

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Food procurement in Lancaster

Over the past couple of months a group of us have been writing a bronze award application for Sustainable Food City Lancaster. Although a long process, it drew out some great work happening locally…...

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Tackling climate change with food

Climate change is a complex topic, with its causes and effects being completely interlinked with a range of social and environmental justice issues. As such a complex problem needs a holistic solution that embrace...

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National Seed Week

Melanie Fryer writes about our National Seed Week – from the 18th March. As spring bursts forth our thoughts start to turn to outdoor work and sowing seeds. But have you thought about where the seed...