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Tue 22 Jan 2019

Among national chaos and frustration, 2019 actually started for us in celebration, of the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Real Farming Conference. Over 10 years ORFC has grown from 3 pioneers in a café wanting to bring people together to ‘talk seriously about food and farming’ to 1000 farmers, scientists campaigners and anyone serious about food, taking over Oxford town hall and surrounding buildings! Chris and Helen had the honour of attending this seminal food and farming conference (their 7th) in early January.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

We spoke to Corrina Low who is involved in the community engagement on site (at Woodbank Community Food Hub): supporting volunteers, community groups, community gardeners and social prescribing projects over the year. 

How has the community gardening group developed over the past year?

There are lots more people attending, the groups we have in are coming every week, whereas to begin with it was only a few people sporadically.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

First up, we spoke to Helen Dodd who is involved in the commercial growing on site (at Woodbank Community Food Hub) in her role as FarmStart Co-ordinator...

 

How has the weather affected growing this season?

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Author of the book cited as kicking off the Organic Farming Revolution, is coming to Manchester on January 8

Mon 03 Dec 2018
Veg Box People are looking for an addition to our small team, someone who shares our passion to create a better food system to help us consolidate and continue to develop our quickly growing business.
Thu 15 Nov 2018

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven individual, with experience of community engagement and project development, to work with the existing team at Woodbank, on this innovative and ambitious project.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Glasgow Community Food Network's campaign 'Veg Cities' has enjoyed a successful few weeks!

The 10th October saw the final of the first ever Chef's Challenge, which took place at Glasgow City College and was judged by Scotland's National Chef Gary MacLean, Food Journalist Cate Devine, and Jan MacDonald – Chair of Glasgow Allotments Forum.

Thu 01 Nov 2018

On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport's Community Food Hub.

Funding from Reaching Communities, Postcode Local Trust (supported by players and Awards for All) totalling just under £1/2 million, will support the development of this sustainable food and community hub for the next five years.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

"Pathways to Farming is a new project of Mid-Wales based organisation Mach Maethlon, funded by LEADER Arwain. The project aims to support new horticultural producers by offering training, access to land and routes to new markets. The project launched in July 2018, so we wanted to visit some similar projects to learn from others and make connections.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

The march will end at the Bargehouse where the international ‘We Feed the World’ exhibition is running. The exhibition is a global photography initiative of over 300 images capturing the triumphs and tribulations of 50 farming communities across six continents, including stories of UK based farmers, seed growers and members of the Landworkers' Alliance.