Category: sustainable food

  • 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 […]

  • Community gardening in Donington on Bain

    Community gardening in Donington on Bain

    A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce, […]

  • Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

    Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

    The story of Old Wood Organic is a covid lockdown story of extraordinary transformation. A bracken-filled clearing in a small area of woodland has made way for a productive, organic garden, and is already beginning to supply restaurants and individuals in Lincoln with just-picked organic salad and veg, delivered by bicycle. I think that counts […]

  • Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

    Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

    Melvyn Prior from Radio Lincolnshire shares tips for allotments, his love for veggie growing, and how he caught the gardening bug in the first place. Entering the gate of Melvyn Prior’s allotment on an early summer evening, you are greeted by a dazzling row of sunflowers in full bloom; it seems quite appropriate! Melvyn has […]

  • Welcome to my Lincoln allotment

    Welcome to my Lincoln allotment

    “Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!”  This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!”  Think about getting an allotment The abundance of […]

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