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If you have any food news, events or opportunities you would like to share with the Food Plymouth Partnership & Network, why not email Zoe Nile with the details and she will make sure the good news goes a long way!

Food Plymouth and the Climate Emergency – Update

Building on our long-standing work with our local, regional and national partners around reducing the eco-footprint of the food system, Food Plymouth core team members are busily engaging with responses to the Climate Emergency. As a Social Enterprise City, Plymouth is working on how the social enterprise and social economy sector can declare a Climate…

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Provide Devon – Fundraiser

Fancy yourself a bit of a general knowledge boffin? Like to help raise money for a good cause and have good fun while you are at it!? Look no further … Provide Devon are holding a quiz night at Plymouth Albion on Thursday 31st October 2019 and you are invited! Oh and as well as a…

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Grow Share Cook – ‘Diabeters’

Funding to boost ‘Diabeaters’ under city’s Grow Share Cook schemeMore people in Plymouth will enjoy healthier food on their plates, thanks to the Connected Communities Innovation Fund. People living with diabetes will get an extra healthy helping hand as the fifth year of Plymouth’s Grow, Share, Cook project focuses on ‘Diabeaters’ . The scheme uses volunteers to…

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The Tenth All Ways Apples Festival

In October 2010 the first All Ways Apples festival was organised by Claire Bower, Wendy Hart and Tess Wilmot with support from Sovereign Housing, Green Ark Children’s Centre and Devonport Guildhall.  The festival grew out of the Dig for Devonport urban growing project in James Street and Bennett Street and was one of the first…

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Growing Community Abundance – Update

By Tess Wilmot August 2019 is the halfway marker of the Food Plymouth Growing Community Abundance project and gives us time to catch our breath before the Autumn arrives and all the harvesting events get underway. The network of community growers has grown amazingly during the first six months of the project, during which there have…

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Transforming Plymouth Together – News

We know there are real social issues in our city of Plymouth, and with an estimated 11,500 children in Plymouth living in poverty, local churches are making a massive difference. The Plymouth Fairness Commission (1) identified significate deprived areas in Plymouth including Devonport, St Peters and the Waterfront and Ham. It stated if you are…

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Food & Community

Food Equality Workshops There will be two workshops next week: Tuesday 13th August, Beacon Hub, North Prospect Road 10 am to 1 pm. Wednesday 14th August, Southway Library, 10 am to 1 pm. We will be making, collaging, building food cities and talking to families and carers about their experiences of food during the Summer…

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Plymouth Food Equality Project – Update Church Action on Poverty ‘Activism, Campaigning and Media Residential’ 3rd & 4th August  2019 Scarborough, Yorkshire By Lisa Howard Delegates from across the Food Power Network met at Wydale Hall last weekend to learn about methods and skills for campaigning on food and poverty issues and working with the media to tell…

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Plymouth Social Enterprise Network News

There is huge potential for social enterprises in Plymouth to gain investment using Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) however, very few social enterprise have used it or are even aware of it. PSEN has responded to the government’s consultation on this important tax relief for social enterprises. Based on feedback from members and our discussions…

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Growing Community Abundance – Update

During the past few weeks, Food Plymouth Growing Community Abundance team members have been out and about engaging with communities and growing initiatives around the City. This has been an amazing experience encompassing a diverse and exciting range of projects and events. In the community events calendar, the Food Plymouth Growing Community Abundance local food stall…

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What’s on at The Clipper …

By Laura Kelly This weekend we will be joined by Grilling in the Name, a BBQ inspired vegan grill hosting pop up lunches in the South West. Carly and Damon will be holding their second ever pop up at The Clipper from Thur 25th – Sat 27th July 12-4 pm.  Please take a look at their menu…

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Nudge Community Builders – The Clipper’s first birthday!

Members of the Food Plymouth core team and representatives of several food Plymouth partner organisations enjoyed The Clipper’s first birthday party on Friday 19th July.  The Clipper is the flagship project of our partners Nudge Community Builders and recently hosted a Food Plymouth ‘takeover’ as part of Co-operatives Fortnight. LEFT: Food and Conversations – The…

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Compassionate Plymouth

Food Plymouth aim to create a more sustainable food city, working together with businesses, organisations and individuals. In order for us to collaborate and work well together there has to be an element of compassion, so with this in mind Zoe Nile attended the Compassionate Plymouth General Meeting last week to find out more about…

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Plymouth Railway Station Redevelopment – Update

Having encouraged you to engage with the Plymouth Railway Station Redevelopment Masterplan Planning Consultation (edition #76 of this e-bulletin), Food Plymouth CIC director Ian Smith filed a submission in the CIC’s name from an overall Sustainable Food City perspective.  In addition to supporting the redevelopment’s enhancements to the station and its surroundings as a key gateway into Plymouth, the submission…

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Update from The Food Equality Projects July 24th Session

By Lisa Howard ” Thank you to everyone who came to Union Corner yesterday and participated in the latest Food Equality session, in particular to Barbara Hampson of Stonehouse Timebank. We told food stories with the Leapfrog ‘zines’, mapped Stonehouse and captured some interviews. Radio Plymouth also dropped in and interviewed us! More to follow in the next…

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CATERed – Ed’s Big Summer Food Tour 5

CATERed are key, longstanding partners of Food Plymouth feeding into our Sustainable City goal through the use of fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients in their school menu choices, they also provide the same delicious and nutritious lunches during the summer holidays too – CATERed believe every child and young person in Plymouth deserves the…

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Food Plymouth Partnership and Network Meeting

The latest Food Plymouth partnership and network meeting took place at the East End Development Trust, Cattedown on 17th July.  In addition to updates from partners and Food Plymouth CIC, there were a number of far-ranging discussions on a variety of topics, including Plymouth’s food equality work, active engagement in the roll-out of FareShare Southwest’s…

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Bioregional Learning Centre in South Devon

Food Plymouth’s work in the Devon New Economies movement creates numerous lines of connectivity and generates some fascinating opportunities.  The latest manifestation of this comes from our collaborative partnership working with the South Devon Bioregional Learning Centre facilitated by Isabel Carlisle.  On Tuesday 10th September, day two of an exciting ‘Bioregional Learning Journey’ programme, Isabel…

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Meat Free Monday – News

Thousands take part in ‘mass lobby’ of MPs to save planet It isn’t often that Britons get to meet their MPs in person – typically only when they’re on the campaign trail. But a revolutionary event taking place today aims to bring people and parliamentarians together, to increase the pressure on the latter to act…

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Royal Geographical Society – Conference

The 2019 Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019. The chair’s theme is Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope, and has been selected by the chair of conference, Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow, UK), in conversation with the Society’s Research Groups and the Research and Higher Education…

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Food Research Collaboration News

NEW FOOD VOICES BLOG – Brexit Briefing Update series  Pesticides and SIs: the devil in the detail In the latest blog in our Brexit Briefing Update series, Josie Cohen and her colleagues at Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) revisit their briefing on ‘Brexit and pesticides: UK food and agriculture at a crossroads’.They warn that there are…

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 Sustainable Food Cities Network – Nutritional Standards

What should be the nutritional standards for school, prison and hospital food? All central government departments and their agencies must comply with the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services (GBSF), as well as prisons, the armed forces and the NHS. Schools must follow the school food standards legislation but may also choose to…

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Food Research Collaboration News

It seems self-evident that a primary objective of farming would be to support human health. Farmers’ choices about what they produce and the methods they use, and the policies that frame these decisions, have enormous potential either to improve or to undermine public health, with linked benefits (or costs) to both the environment and the…

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OUR FUTURE IN THE LAND AND NATIONAL FOOD STRATEGY

Food Plymouth has been involved in the RSA Food Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) from its pre-engagement phase, through to the subsequent launch, the round Britain cycle tour (we hosted a visit to the City), the release of the interim report and the launch of ‘Fork in the Road’, a book recounting key parts of…

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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?

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Become a member of Nudge

The Nudge Community Builders membership webpage is now live! If you love the difference that Nudge is making on the street and would like to support us to grow and do more pleasesign up!

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…

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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…

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