Livewell Southwest News

  Have you had your free NHS Health Check in the past 5 years? If not, why not come and see our practitioner Chris at our WellPoint Kiosk at the Cumberland Centre every Tuesday morning starting on 23rd July?

Introduction to Mayflower Maker volunteers.

Our Plymouth are looking for passionate people to become Mayflower Makers. Initially an ambassadorial role, spreading knowledge & positivity in the city and your communities, then during 2020 assisting our visitors and on the ground volunteering at the variety of events that are planned. Help to make Plymouth shine on a global stage as we commemorate…

Mayflower 400 – News

Marking 400 years of history One ship that links four nations, spans 400 years of history and connects millions of people. From November 2019, an ambitious year-long commemoration will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage. It’s the world’s biggest family reunion – and you’re invited. An official Town Crier for Plymouth’s Mayflower commemorations will…

Transition Plymouth

Transition Plymouth is a community led initiative aiming to manage resources in an increasingly sustainable manner, empowering us, the citizens of Plymouth to improve our quality of life and community. Pat Bushell, of Transition Plymouth, has shared this very clear video message with us depicting this as a crucial moment in the history of our…

Farming and Climate Change Conference

4th July 2019, Gloucestershire In furtherance of our endeavours around reducing the eco-footprint of the food system, Food Plymouth’s Fairfax Luxmoore and Ian Smith travelled to rural Gloucestershire to take part in the Farming and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions conference. Right: Pillars of Sustainability – Michael Lee This was organised jointly by the…

Food Plymouth engaging with the Climate Emergency

As reported in edition #74 of this e-bulletin, Food Plymouth has been supporting and delivering activities around reducing the eco-footprint of the food system since 2010 and engaging in the unfolding ‘Climate Emergency – What Next?’ conversation is part of this.   As all of us in the sustainable food movement know, converting such conversations into…

Food research Collaboration – News

NEW FRC FOOD BREXIT BRIEFING Brexit and Grow It Yourself (GIY): A golden opportunity for sustainable farming This exciting newly released policy briefing on ‘Grow It Yourself’ (GIY) food production from our friends at the Food Research Collaboration (FRC) aligns perfectly with conversations which Food Plymouth core team members have been having with Plymouth City…

Dig for Devonport Community Explorers – Update

During the past couple of weeks the Dig for Devonport Community Explorers have enjoyed two fabulous outings up in the Tamar Valley.  Right: Cherry Orchard, Relaxing While Learning   On Friday 28th June the Community Explorres visited Denham Orchard via Bere Alston.  Our host, Matt Pontin, led us along footpaths through fields being baled for silage, across pastures of grazing…

Grow Stonehouse

Lily Urbanska of Grow Stonehouse has begun her maternity leave this week and has sent a message of thanks for all of your support with the project so far: “Thank you all again, for your wonderful support. I’ve really enjoyed my time working with you all to help get Stonehouse growing! I do hope you…