Category: May

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A Lancaster gleaning network?

In this week’s column Martin Paley discusses opportunities for a local gleaning network. One third of all food is wasted globally, with waste found at every stage of the food supply chain – from...

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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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Seasonal summer food

As we approach the longest day of the year the summer sun finally feels like it has arrived – bringing the growing season in Lancashire into full swing. At this time of year the...

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Fill out our FarmStarter survey…

Are you interested in growing food for a living? Have you ever thought about becoming a sustainable farmer? Are you dreaming of doing something different? If you answered yes to any of these questions,...

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Claver Hill’s upcoming open day

Kathy Barton writes about Claver Hill’s upcoming open day in this week’s sustainable food column.If you are looking for somewhere fun and interesting to visit on the last bank holiday weekend in May, why...

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Quinoa in Lancaster?

Gina Frausin, a Research assistant at Lancaster University, talks about her experience of growing quinoa in Lancaster.  “I have always had a great fascination for plants – especially food plants. This is why I...

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Love your local market

The next two weeks mark the national ‘love your local  market’ campaign – from the 17th – 31st May. The  campaign is coordinated by the National Association of  British Market Authorities and started in...