Author: Laura Stratford

  • Food and Health in Primary School

    Food and Health in Primary School

    Conversation with a Learning Mentor Normally when I visit a food place, I prepare for a blog, take snaps, make notes, but today I put my smartphone down to listen up. Kirsty Ollerenshaw is a teaching mentor and a mother. When I first “met” her, on an online Incredible Edible event, she was asking questions […]

  • The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    How does permaculture address the big challenges of our times – from the climate and ecological crises, to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities? Hannah Thorogood – a permaculture designer and senior UK Permaculture teacher – farms 100 acres (without a tractor). Her land and farming practices embody a mindset of abundance – […]

  • Volunteer Opportunities in Lincoln: Van Drivers

    Volunteer Opportunities in Lincoln: Van Drivers

    FareShare Midlands works throughout the region to fight hunger and tackle food waste. The economic fallout from the pandemic has exacerbated food poverty across our region. As a result, our operations have significantly increased to meet this need. Van Driver FareShare is looking for more people to join existing volunteer team as a van driver […]

  • The All Party Parliamentary Group on the National Food Strategy

    The All Party Parliamentary Group on  the National Food Strategy

    The APPG on the National Food Strategy, chaired by Jo Gideon, MP for Stoke on Trent, had its fourth meeting on  25th May to consider the way in which part 2 of the National Food Strategy might embrace the development of urban food systems, the support for rural communities, and how ‘good food’ jobs might be developed. The LFP was there.   It […]

  • Food from the Other Side of the World?

    Food from the Other Side of the World?

    The Tariff-free trade deal with Australia being offered at the end of May, split Cabinet over food. Environment Secretary George Eustice was concerned that  because of scale of livestock farming in the Antipodes, UK farmers could be undercut.   Whilst these differences have been patched up in Westminster, the National  Farmers Union is concerned that hundreds […]

  • The Future of Seed

    The Future of Seed

    Seed sovereignty is about growers being able to produce and have control of their seeds – by saving seed from the crops they grow, selecting the strongest and most suitable seeds for breeding, and exchanging seeds freely with others. Sounds simple, right? At the moment, almost all commercial seeds are F1 hybrids. The seeds that […]

  • The Seed Co-operative

    The Seed Co-operative

    “Our mission is to sow the seeds of a healthy and resilient organic food system that promotes diversity, democracy and a closer relationship with our food, and those who grow it.” The Seed Co-operative Sowing the seeds of a resilient food future The Seed Co-operative is a Lincolnshire seed producer – growing, processing and selling […]

  • United Food Force in North East Lincolnshire

    United Food Force in North East Lincolnshire

    One of our newest partners, the We Are One Foundation, is running three food banks in Grimsby, along with another in Caistor and another two in Cleethorpes. The foundation is a result of One man’s vision to fight food poverty and change the lives of people in his community.  Staple Foods & Hot Meals Now […]

  • Gosberton House Academy

    Gosberton House Academy

    At Gosberton House Academy, all children get to grow vegetables from seed, cook every week, and eat the things that they have grown on the site. I know full well that plenty of children get little more experience of growing food than germinating a broad bean in a yoghurt pot!  So I had to go […]

  • Cogglesford Watermill

    Cogglesford Watermill

    A Story of Local Food & Heritage Cogglesford Watermill is the last working Sheriff’s watermill, rescued from dereliction around 30 years ago by North Kesteven council, and is maintained as a heritage site, open to the public. During lockdown, while the usual visitors have been kept away, the mill team has been re-thinking the importance […]

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