Category: Sustainable Food City

  • Fringe Farming

    Fringe Farming

    For fruit and vegetable crops – I’m talking the 7-a-day stuff that most of us need way more of in our diets – it’s a completely different story.  Just a few acres, with polytunnels or glasshouses require constant tending, and can employ numerous people doing skilled, interesting, rewarding, socially useful jobs.  Fruit and vegetables don’t necessarily need much processing before they reach our plates. We want to eat them fresh – the fresher the better!  It would make sense, then, that the most labour intensive, perishable, unprocessed foods are grown in close proximity to urban areas.

  • We Won Bronze!

    We Won Bronze!

    Greater Lincolnshire has become the latest place to win a prestigious Sustainable Food Places award. The award recognises Greater Lincolnshire Food Partnership’s work to promote healthy, sustainable and local food and to tackle some of today’s greatest social challenges, from food poverty and diet-related ill-health to the disappearance of family farms and the loss of […]

  • Food for the Planet

    Food for the Planet

    Food for the Planet is a framework to help local authorities and food businesses & organisations take simple actions to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food. If you’re a local food business committed to putting better food on the tables of Lincolnshire, consider making a #FoodforthePlanet pledge! Food for the Planet in Lincolnshire […]

  • A food vision for Lincolnshire

    A food vision for Lincolnshire

    Winter is a time for thinking, dreaming, imagining… What might a more sustainable and just food system be like in Lincolnshire? The food nirvana that we dream of includes a local food culture where nourishing, diverse and delicious food is easily accessible for everyone – without need for foodbanks; where work in farming and food […]

  • ‘Milk’ back on the doorstep

    ‘Milk’ back on the doorstep

    I wonder how many times during this past year I just had to go to the shop because our household had run out of ‘milk’?  Feeling overwhelmed by the number of Tetrapaks piling up in our recycling bin every week I searched again for a company that would deliver plant based milk to our door.  […]

  • Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects

    Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects

    Kate Bell, Climate Change Manager for City of Lincoln Council, and Matthew Davey, Environment & Community Projects Officer for Lincolnshire County Council, talked with us about the council’s engagement with local communities and their growing projects, with lots of useful information and tips on how to how to find out more and get involved. In […]

  • From Lincoln to Lincolnshire – Going Countywide

    From Lincoln to Lincolnshire – Going Countywide

    In August, the Board at the Lincolnshire Food Partnership (LFP) decided to go countywide – expanding its focus from solely Lincoln to Lincolnshire. A decision that was undertaken after numerous discussions with the Lincolnshire County Council, on distributing the Government’s Covid-19 emergency food support fund across the county (see below). Connections across Lincolnshire An expansion […]

  • Self-sufficient Lincoln?

    Self-sufficient Lincoln?

    Here at the Lincoln Food Partnership we have been examining the potential for food growing in the City’s open spaces. Whilst it is not possible to identify private land, a number of other spaces can be estimated. For example, there are 22.5 hectares of allotments (many already growing food). The seven largest areas of open […]

  • Lincoln is a Sustainable Food City

    Lincoln is a Sustainable Food City

    Lincoln is a network member of Sustainable Food Cities, with a cross-sector partnership working to create a better food system.