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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. 

Fri 05 Oct 2018

The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for their East Sussex site continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise.
 
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has been granted temporary planning permission by Wealdon District Council to create three affordable smallholdings for new entrant farmers in Arlington, East Sussex and have announced the application process.
 

Fri 21 Sep 2018

The University of Manchester will be welcoming 8,000 new students this September with a unique free gift of a night in, to veg out with new found friends. In partnership with Veg Box People each student flat will be challenged with cooking up and sharing a delicious meal together as a team, whilst savouring the best local organic veg the region has to offer.

Fri 24 Aug 2018

An additional 2 million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing population,

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Our weekly community gardening sessions are going from strength to strength and, despite the long wait for the arrival of Spring, the community growers are doing an amazing job at getting the space ready for the flurry of sowing and planting that

Fri 17 Aug 2018
Here is a little update on the year so far...
 
So I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from this year so far is to be as prepared as possible before the growing season starts and have everything you might need in place and ready to go.
Fri 10 Aug 2018

Land Army Profile - Martha Hamilton