Five things I learned at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021

My top five takeaways from ORFC 2021:
1. Eat more beans
2. Oppose cheap food
3. Imagination is not a luxury
4. CSAs are resilient
5. Real farming has to be the revolution of our times

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 expansionContinue reading “From Lincoln to Lincolnshire – Going Countywide”

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,Continue reading “Community gardening in Donington on Bain”

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 countsContinue reading “Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe”