Category: November

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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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Plugging money leaks this festive season

This festive season why don’t you avoid money leaks (spending with multinational corporations) and support local sustainable farmers, independent food producers and local crafts people? Attending the Midwinter Market on the15th December from 10:00...

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The Coppice Coop

On Friday 15th December The Coppice Coop from Silverdale will be attending Lancaster’s Midwinter Market; demonstrating green woodwork techniques and selling a range of crafts made from locally sourced wood. They tell us more...

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Winter’s patterns

        The days are getting shorter, we’ve had a couple of frosty mornings, and the leaves have nearly all gone from trees. Winter has come! I asked some of the people...

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Lancaster’s Midwinter Market

On Friday the 15th December from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, woodworkers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s second Midwinter Market. The Midwinter...

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Celebrating Lancashire Day

Sunday 27th November is Lancashire Day; a day that commemorates the moment in 1295 when the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became...