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…

Livewell Southwest promote Meat-Free Mondays

Livewell Southwest know the importance of good health and wellbeing, and not just that of their patients. The Livewell staff are supported and encouraged to consider their own health and wellbeing too. #MeatFreeMonday is an opportunity for meat-eating Livewell staff to take the day off, well, not literally! Andrew Pratt, Health Improvement Specialist, and his team  will be…

Thrive Plymouth – News

Techstars Startup Weekend has come to Plymouth, with a theme of ‘Health & Wellbeing’ – an issue which affects us all!   The first ever Plymouth Techstars Startup Weekend is taking place at the end of April. A Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which like-minded developers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, marketing enthusiasts and more pitch…

Food Power South West Regional Learning Network Meeting

17th April 2019 The Food Power south west regional learning network meeting took place at Buzz Lockleaze, Bristol on 17th April.  Representatives from Food Power Alliances from Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall took part. The meeting was expertly facilitated by south west peer mentor Sarah Watson. The event was enriched by inputs…

All Ways Apples Festival – Planning Meetings

Our next All Ways Apples Festival planning meeting will be on  Wednesday 8th May at 2pm at Devonport Library. Please see the latest Food Plymouth e-bulletin for the update from the last meeting including news of funding that we have secured since the meeting.  We are very grateful to Plymouth Community Homes for supporting the festival again this year with £2000.  Plymouth…

Dig for Devonport Community Explorers

Food Plymouth’s Dig for Devonport Community Explorers initiative is one of nine community projects to win funding from the Great Western Railway (GWR) community improvement fund.  This project is part of Food Plymouth’s work with our partners to improve food links between the city and the Tamar Valley.  Community explorers will include seasonal events to explore the valley…

Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme

Food Plymouth and several of our partners, including Plymouth Community Homes, Tamar Grow Local, and lead organisation the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (TVAONB), has been engaging with and informing the development the Tamara Landscape Partnership scheme since April 2017.  We are therefore delighted that this exciting initiative has been awarded development funding…