Livewell Southwest – News

Interested in a career in health and social care? Come along to our career fair and open day on Saturday 11 May, 10am – 2pm at Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth, PL4 7PY.  Find out more.             Healthwatch have launched a survey around the NHS 10…

Thrive Plymouth Year 5 – Food Safety Plus Workshop The latest event in the fifth year of Thrive Plymouth.

Duke of Cornwall Hotel Thursday 09th May 2019 Thrive Plymouth Year 5 –  ‘People Connecting through Food’. The overall focus for Year 5 is supporting Plymouth to achieve the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Silver Award . The city currently has Bronze status and if successful would be only one of four local authority areas in the country to achieve Silver. Food…

CTRL shift emergency summit

News from Jay Tompt, a good friend and collaborative partner of Food Plymouth: CTRLshift: An Emergency Summit for Change 2 will take place this year in Stoke on Trent over 8-10 May 2019. We seek to catalyse a network of change-making organisations, networks and independent practitioners, creating a movement for positive social, economic and environmental change. Find…

BAKED – Positive People Workshop

Baked have recently hosted a great workshop with the positive people programme, a project run by PLUSS. The workshop was designed around the idea of ‘cupboard cooking’ food on a budget and healthy ‘junk food’ We made sweet potato and chick pea curry, flat breads and kachunba a type of Indian chutney. (Pictured) The workshop was hosted by city…

Tamar Grow Local – News

Tamar Grow Local are a Community Interest Company (CIC) whose interests focus on three main areas: Community,Education and Commercial. Their latest venture – The Market Garden Cafe – certainly ticks all three boxes, providing opportunities, creating awareness and and working to increase the availability and consumption of local food and produce. To find out more about the cafe,…

Planning policies to restrict new takeaways in Plymouth

The Inspectors appointed to ensure sound planning policies in Plymouth have given their blessing to the provision of space for community food growing and the control of hot food takeaways. Local councils in Plymouth and South West Devon will be considering the Inspectors report in full before deciding to adopt the local plan. Substantial evidence…

Food Plymouth consolidates SFC Bronze Award and aims for Silver

As a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Network and one of the first cities to achieve bronze back in 2015, Food Plymouth has been a mainstay of the SFC movement. With an incredibly resilient, committed and dynamic partnership, Food Plymouth has not only managed to keep delivering across the board but to take things up to the next level as…

Permaculture Gathering Update

Confirmed speakers/activities include Bob Mahew of the Apricot Centre in Dartington who will explain how Biodynamics works and will have some of their wonderful food on offer. Chris Marsh who will share information about thePlants for a Future database of amazing plants and their uses! Jo Harold will be sharing information about the Permaculture Association and has kindly…

Fork In The Road

Having hosted the RSA Food Farming and Countryside Commission cycle tour of the UK in Plymouth with Food Plymouth colleagues and partners in September 2018, Ian Smith was delighted to be at the launch of the Commission’s book Fork in the Road in London on 11th April. Fork in the Road reflects the seven month cycle tour…