Cooperatives Fortnight – Food Plymouth takes over The Clipper

As part of Cooperatives Fortnight,  Food Plymouth is taking over The Clipper in Union Street on Thursday 4th July 2019.   The afternoon will feature displays and inputs from Food Plymouth partners and core team members, with particular emphasis on food business start-ups and scale-ups and food from the marvellous No Whey! The evening will feature live music and beer…

Dr Clare Pettinger – Blog Post

How creative food activities can promote self-care Everyone has a story to tell about food. What’s your earliest food memory? What’s your favourite food? What’s your least favourite food? These outwardly simple questions can be the beginning of relating a personal food journey, which is often highly meaningful and revealing. My research is all about…

Food Plymouth – Growing Community Abundance – On Tour

By Tess Wilmot We have had our first two outings with Growing Community Abundance on Tour at the Freedom Fields Festival and Poole Farm Open Day.  These were fantastic opportunities to be part of amazing community events and to share what we are doing with lots of people. Shareen Smith, one of the Growing Community Abundance team of…

Fast Track 2 Growth – News

Food Plymouth CIC was delighted to be one of the 17 finalists from the Fast Track to Growth (FT2G) 2019 Intensive Support Progamme presenting their pitches at last night’s event at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre. Fast Track to Growth is supported by  a range of amazing partner organisations and inspiring individuals who work with members to achieve their business goals. Devon companies big…

Sustainable Food Cities Conference 2019, Newcastle

The 2019 Sustainable Food Cities Conference took place on Thursday 13th June at the University of Newcastle.  This year’s theme was ‘Reaching Out: Strengthening our Local, National and Global Connections’ and the conference’s style and content lived up to this billing.  Food Plymouth core team members Tess Wilmot and Ian Smith took part in the…

Food power conference reflections

  This week (Wednesday 12th June) Lisa Howard (Plymouth Food Equality project lead) and I travelled to Newcastle to attend the Food Power conference. The day was packed full of workshops with excellent opportunities for shared learning, best practice and creative discussions around Food and Poverty alliance work developments across the UK. We met and…

NEW CATERING OPPORTUNITY – OPEN FOR TENDER

Tender for Sandwich Bar, The Millfields, Plymouth Information for interested parties       Millfields Trust The Millfields Trust is a Community Interest Company working to improve the Stonehouse neighbourhood. It is a “not for profit” company and is a partnership between the community, local business and Plymouth City Council. The Millfields Trust manages office…

Flavour Project – Opportunity to Engage

Calling all individuals and organisations providing coaching, mentoring and training for people far from the labour market.  This work can be in food, food surplus or any other part of the economy:   Food Plymouth, as an Observer Partner of the Interreg FLAVOUR Project, focusing on Food Surplus and Labour, the Valorisation of Underused Resources…

  Sustainable Food Cities programme highlights

Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) has now been formally invited to apply to both the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund for a jointly-funded Phase 3 SFC programme running from 2020 to 2025. While there is no guarantee that either of these bids will be successful and we will not know the outcome…

Save the Date – Food Plymouth Takes Over the Clipper

As part of Cooperatives Fortnight,  Food Plymouth is taking over The Clipper in Union Street on Thursday 4th July 2019.   The afternoon will feature displays and inputs from Food Plymouth partners and core team members, with particular emphasis on food business start-ups and scale-ups and food from the marvellous No Whey!  The evening will feature live music and beer…