Category: Local Food Column

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Faith in food

I recently participated in a ‘collaborative group enquiry’ into the ethics of food with an unusual group of people – not the usual crowd of food campaigners and activists that I have become accustomed...

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Who picked your tea?

Although not locally grown, tea remains a hugely popular drink in the UK, with 165 million cups drunk every day. But who picks our tea? What do the growers and pickers of our tea...

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Upcoming Midwinter Market

We are starting to enter the darker times of year: the shortest day of the year is approaching and with it the skeletal structures of winter and the Midwinter Market… On the 14th December from...

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Scotch Quarry Community Garden

Rebecca Wilmott writes about the history of Scotch Quarry Community Garden and its role in growing community and food in Lancaster. A community garden was first established in Scotch Quarry park by Transition City...

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We Feed The World

Whilst visiting London last weekend I went to see the ‘We Feed The World’ photographic exhibition at the Bargehouse Gallery, SouthBank. Coordinated by the Gaia Foundation, the exhibition brought together three years of work...

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September reflections

The past few week’s have been busy for sustainable local food in Lancaster… On the 10th September LESS’s FarmStart feasibility report was launched alongside the Feeding Body and Soul exhibition at the Storey Institute....

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Women in farming

The Feeding Body and Soul exhibition is currently on display in four venues across Lancaster (The Storey, The Radish, Roots Cafe and Cornerstone), until the end of September. Each venue explores a different theme,...