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These days there is a lot of confusion around what is a Healthy Diet! Giving people the correct knowledge is crucial when promoting healthy eating. Our fun, interactive healthy eating workshops cover a range of subjects designed to motivate, energise and educate people towards making small changes … Find out more about the Healthy Eating…

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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 Food Plymouth with the details and we will make sure the good news goes a long way!

Sugar Smart Update

What are you doing for #SUGAR SMART September this year? With just a week and a half to go, we have plenty of ideas and resources to help you celebrate/relaunch all your campaign activity. What is SUGAR SMART September? Our annual celebration of all things SUGAR SMART, and a great opportunity for you to kick start your…

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Food & Health

Thrive Plymouth – Update Thrive Plymouth Year 6 will be launching on 29th November 2019. This year we will focus on the health benefits of connecting with heritage, culture and arts. Thrive Plymouth will also be joining up with the Mayflower 400 commemorations taking place across the city from 29th November 2019 – 27th November 2020. The marketing…

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Fairtrade News

This autumn we are celebrating the 25th birthday of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK, and are inviting all of our Fairtrade Churches to join the party. We will be launching a new recommitment form in and a suite of new resources for churches before Fairtrade Fortnight next year, so watch this space. Until then, you can get…

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Food & Economy

Formation Zone – Business Support We are delighted to bring you these fantastic FREE opportunities from our partners at the Formation Zone at the University of Plymouth’s Business School.  Rumour has it that Food Plymouth CIC Director Ian Smith is particularly interested in the ‘Run a monster business not a business monster session’! An initiative of…

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Artist’s call-out for help!

Artist Laura Denning is asking for help in locating access to a (long, deep) chest freezer for one week in order to create work for Plymouth Art Weekender. The work is a series of tombstones made of ice which melt over the duration of a day, and which commemorate lost species. I have asked Iceland…

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Efford Community Event

Plymouth Community Homes are holding an event in Efford on Thursday 29th August 2019 called Enjoy the Outdoors and we will be holding a “Get Green” picnic. This is a free community event and will be based in Efford Valley Park near the doctors surgery off Pike Road from 11am – 2pm   We are inviting all residents…

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Horticultural Therapy Trust

By Tess Wilmot It was lovely to see Devonport House’s Facebook post (below) regarding the Horticultural Therapy Trust (HTT) getting a new structure to replace their old portacabin at Penlee Allotments.  It was heart-warming to hear how much Devonport House residents have benefited from being at the HTT over many years.  This hidden community growing space…

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Tamar Grow Local -Tamara Landscapes Project

  Reviewing our local food system for a brighter future with the Tamara Landscape Partnership Tamar Grow Local is delighted to be working with the Tamar Valley AONB team and a range of other partners across the valley and in Plymouth on a major scheme, the Tamara Landscape Partnership project. TGL were successful in winning a tender to…

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Devonport Pioneers

  By Tess Wilmot In ten weeks time, on Wednesday 23rd October, the tenth annual All Ways Apples Festival will take place.  So, this week we are celebrating the very FIRST festival which took place in 2010!   What an amazing collaboration and what a fabulous legacy we have built together since this inaugural event which was planned and delivered…

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Enrich Programme Part of the Plymouth GEMS Future Parks Accelerator   We all love our parks; they are our common heritage; our shared wealth and they belong to all of us that call Plymouth home. We have a dazzling range of woodlands, parks, squares and waterfronts covering some 1600 hectares – over one third of…

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The Role of Food in the Climate Emergency

Food Plymouth core team members are engaging with Kath Dalmeny, CEO of Sustain and a leading member of the national Sustainable Food Cities Network,  along colleagues across the country in developing fully informed and joined-up work around the role of food in city-based responses to the climate and nature emergency.  To join in this work,…

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Food & Climate

Bioregional Learning Journey – Wellbeing in the City The Bioregional Learning Centre works in South Devon in the approximate area of the new Joint Local Plan (Plymouth, West Devon and South Hams) plus Torbay and the Teign Valley. More than half the world’s population now live in cities and while the density of living and working…

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Food Plymouth CIC – Accountability

Food Plymouth CIC is the social enterprise which provides the infrastructure and communications support for the cross-sector Food Plymouth partnership and network.  In common with all other Community Interest Companies, the CIC files annual accounts with Companies House and simultaneously submits a CIC 34 report.  The latter outlines the CIC’s activities and impacts and its…

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Food Plymouth – Partnership, Network and CIC

Save the Date – Wednesday 25th September The quarterly Food Plymouth Partnership and Network meeting will take on 25th September 2019, 09:45 to 12 Noon (venue to be advised, everyone welcome).  In addition to updates from partners, network members and Food Plymouth CIC, the meeting will feature workshop sessions on Food Plymouth’s engagement with the National Food Strategy and…

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Spread The Word …

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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