Feeding the City – Food Entrepreneurs Event in Plymouth

Calling all budding food business social entrepreneurs and others interested in food and entrepreneurship! Food Plymouth CIC is partnering with the King’s Cross Impact Hub to bring the exciting national Feeding the City initiative to Devon and Cornwall. We are holding a free ideas generating workshop designed for pre-start ups exploring and testing your business ideas with others…

Food Plymouth CIC – Four Years Old and Counting!

By Ian Smith In 2014, after four years of invaluable support by the Soil Association for Food Plymouth’s partnership and network (which included a substantial part-time paid coordinator post), it was announced that the support package would be drawing to a close early the following year.  Work then immediately began to create a replacement infrastructure…

Feeding the City – New Business Workshops

By Ian Smith Food Plymouth CIC is collaborating with the King’s Cross Impact Hub to bring a Feeding the City Ideation workshop for food sustainability to the city in mid-January.  Feeding the City is a 1 year programme which supports sustainable, community-rooted, food businesses to start up.  To do this, King’s Cross Impact Hub is partnering with a dozen…

New for 2019 The Growing Community Abundance Project

Food Plymouth has a long track record of supporting a range of edible landscape, foraging and community growing initiatives.  However, as we all know, sustaining such projects can be a real challenge, especially when any initial support packages fade away.  To help to overcome these obstacles  – and in response to various direct approaches and…

FLAVOUR – An Innovative Collaboration

By Ian Smith As outlined at recent Food Plymouth partnership and network meeting, Food Plymouth CIC has contracted to be an ‘Observer Partner’ in the EU funded FLAVOUR Interreg2Seas project.  This involves working with Plymouth Marjon University (Marjon) and other partners in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.  The overall aim of FLAVOUR is…

Special thanks to Livewell Southwest

Throughout 2018 Food Plymouth has continued to survive and succeed on what is essentially a shoe string, working to achieve successful collaborative partnerships in order to achieve our shared goals of a more connected, resilient and sustainable city. The on-going enthusiasm and generosity of the Food Plymouth core team and the wider network and partnership has been essential for…

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course starting January 2019 By Tess Wilmot Permaculture is all about learning from and working with nature to create sustainable systems for life and work. In the words of the Permaculture Association : ‘Permaculture is a design process. It helps design intelligent systems which meet human needs whilst enhancing biodiversity, reducing our impact…

Billy Ruffian’s Seasonal Celebration

13th December 2018 By Ian Smith Following the successful launch of Billy Ruffian’s – Plymouth’s community owned and run craft brewery – on Social [Enterprise] Saturday in October, members of the Billy Ruffian’s team enjoyed a seasonal celebration in The Clipper.   Appropriately enough, two excellent Billy Ruffian’s ales – a porter and a golden bitter…

Spaces and Places for Food

By Claire Turbutt The Spaces and Places for Food project is about finding a creative way to use spaces and places in the city for connecting people, using food as the catalyst.  Plymouth is one of the greenest cities in the UK with 40% of our land being dedicated to nature (and we have all the blue space around us as well). With…

Food Power funding bid success!

By Dr Clare Pettinger We are very pleased to confirm that Food Plymouth has won a £10K funding bid (Food Power) to develop our local Food poverty alliance in Plymouth. I led the bid along with the help of strategic partners (Sarah Ogilvie, Public Health; Darin Halifax, Plymouth City Council; Helen Ryan, Plymouth Community Homes; Brad…