Maddy Longhurst

How to map neglected spaces for community-led growing – a FoE blog and UAC analysis

In April, Maddy (co-lead of UAC) was asked by Mary Stevens at Friends of the Earth experiments programme, to bring together evidence and reflect on the question of ‘How to map neglected spaces for community=led growing’. This will help to inform FoE’s Postcode Gardener project – which is developing a self-sustaining model for community-led cultivation […]

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Farmstart Middlesbrough kicks off year 2!

If you’re interested in how farmstart projects get going, read this fanatstic short blog from Catherine Howell, coordinator of the Middlesbrough Farmstart project. To connect with Catherine go to: https://www.facebook.com/BarefootKitchenCIC/ Farmstart Middlesbrough ‘23 kicked off this January with a small cohort of six participants raring to go! This is our second year. The group come

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Open Food Network weaves its magic in Lincolnshire

Open Food Network workshops in Lincolnshire – 26 January 2023 By Laura Stratford (Lincolnshire Food Partnership Coordinator): We’re still buzzing from the conversations led by Nick Weir about developing local food networks and food hubs in Lincolnshire. 25 people travelled from across the county (Greater Lincolnshire is MASSIVE!) and gathered at Mint Lane Cafe in

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‘Over and over we heard how they love their work’.

Farmers and environmentalists agree – food security is only possible if farming is environmentally sustainable Deliberative workshop reveals farmers are on board with climate and nature goals https://www.ippr.org/blog/food-security-is-only-possible-if-farming-is-environmentally-sustainable New, refreshing, from-the-horses-mouth research from IPPR makes for uplifting reading amongst so many negative messages about the UK’s food and farming sector. The research is ongoing and

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