Livewell Southwest Promote Meat Free Monday

Livewell Southwest know the importance of good health and wellbeing, and not just that of their patients. The Livewell staff and supported and encouraged to consider their own health and wellbeing too. Food Plymouth recently met with Andrew Pratt, Health Improvement Specialist, to discuss a new initiative they are promoting throughout the organisation and eventually…

Impact Lab

  Food Plymouth supported the Local Impact Lab launch in February 2019.  Food Plymouth’s Ian Smith is following up on this by taking part in today’s Impact Lab: Plymouth City Challenge event at the Council House.  We especially look forward to helping the City Council and its many other partners to rise to the challenge of…

Plymouth City Council responds to the Climate Emergency

Food Plymouth applauds this week’s unanimous decision by Plymouth City Council to respond positively to the Climate Emergency and all which this entails, notably around achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Our Sustainable Food Cities work around reducing the eco-footprint of the Food System has been helping to reduce carbon emissions and other ecologically damaging effects since 2010. …

Thrive Plymouth Update

Spaces and Places for Food – Update By Claire Turbutt Food Plymouth, Transforming Plymouth Together and Thrive Plymouth met following the January Spaces and Places for Food Expo. At the Expo a survey was sent out for attendees to complete which mapped food activities in Plymouth. If you have this survey please do complete it and send…

Thrive Plymouth Collaboration

The Thrive Plymouth health inequalities initiative and the cross-sector collaborative partnership behind it was shortlisted for the Public Health award at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2019.  This award was sponsored by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). Cross-sector Recognition – The LGC Awards 2019 Food Plymouth’s Ian Smith and Livewell Southwest’s…

Food Plymouth Symposium Event

The first Food Plymouth social economy and enterprise symposium took place on Thursday 21st March.  This was a follow-up to January’s Feeding the City programme workshop which we delivered in partnership with the King’s Cross Impact Hub. Although it was originally conceived as a networking event, in response to emerging demand the symposium morphed into…

Growing Community Abundance

First event success By Tess Wilmot The first Growing Community Abundance gathering took place on Sunday 17th March at Devonport Park Activity Centre.  More than 25 community growers participated in this networking and skill sharing day.   The day included a seed swap with the Stonehouse Seed Bank in pride of place.  In addition, Fred…

All Ways Apples Festival

Planning is underway for the All Ways Apples Festival and Fringe 2019.  The Festival’s main event will take place on Wednesday 23rd October at Devonport Guildhall.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of All Ways Apples and will be bigger and better than ever. ABOVE: Anniversary Approaching – Planning All Ways Apples 2019 The dates of…