Mayflower 400

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. The Mayflower trail follows the journey of the Mayflower…

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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 please sign up! This will help us to access funding and show the support we have from our local community. It will also…

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Livewell Southwest – News

Health Improvement Annual Impact Report 2018-2019 Plymouth City Council commission Livewell Southwest to deliver the health improvement service for the city. The health improvement service is made up of One You Plymouth, Wellbeing at Work and Building Community Capacity. 2018-19 has been a year of increasing numbers of people accessing all the parts of the…

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Healthy Start – Healthy City

By Gemma Scott Recent data shows that around 40% of eligible people in Plymouth are under-subscribing to the Healthy Start Scheme. This means that local families could be missing out on around £300 per year in fruit and veg vouchers. Most strikingly, the total cost of vouchers not claimed to people in Plymouth could be around £250000per year. The vouchers could also be being used to support one of the 77 local…

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BAKED – Artisan Baker

By Jon Denley With over 15 years experience working in the food industry, the skills and knowledge I’ve gained around the world in various restaurants, enables me to offer educational classes to those who have the passion & a love for all things food! I started my career as a pastry chef and have most…

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Compassion and Social Change

Food Plymouth is a keen supporter of the Compassionate Plymouth agenda. Here are some excellent opportunities to join us in this … Uniting Plymouth to celebrate, embrace and model Compassionate action for social change. An informal, interactive, briefing meeting on Wednesday 10th July from 7pm for those who are unable to attend the first Compassionate Plymouth General Meeting…

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Growing Community Abundance – July Open Community Gardens

By Tess Wilmot Food Plymouth’s Growing Community Abundance project is supporting many of the amazing community gardens and growing spaces across Plymouth.  In July, some of these projects are opening their gardens so you can explore these hidden gems.  The first is on Thursday 4th July at the northern end of Penlee Allotments when you can…

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News from Plymouth City Council

Our partners at Plymouth City Council have announced a consultation on the redevelopment of Plymouth Railway Station: Plymouth’s regular rail commuters will be getting a sneak peak of the big picture for the area around the city’s railway station. A masterplan is being unveiled and displayed on the concourse next Tuesday (2 July) so that…

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Friends of Devonport Park

            Friends of Devonport Park are a voluntary community group in Plymouth, dedicated to the conservation of Devonport Park in Plymouth and also organise community events in the park and always welcome new members. They are very pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant of £7150.00 from…

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Transition Plymouth Milestone

Transition Plymouth was founded ten years ago, just a few months ahead of Food Plymouth. Over the ensuing years, the two groups have enjoyed a close and fruitful relationship, Transition Plymouth being one of our most constant and faithful partners. During that time, Transition Plymouth has done some great work in the food and drink arena, contributing…

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Henry Dimbleby announces new National Food Strategy

​No part of our economy matters more than food. It is vital for life, and for pleasure. It shapes our sense of family, community and nation: cooking and eating together is perhaps the defining communal act. The food system also provides jobs for one in eight of us. Much of this is made possible by…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  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…

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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…

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Open Community Gardens and Growing Spaces

If you would like to open your local community growing space, please get in contact, email Tess Wilmot  or call her on 07531506481 to discuss what would be best for you and your project. We already have some fabulous events planned. Some are big, some are small – design yours to suit you and your project!…

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Open community gardens and growing spaces

    By Tess Wilmot July this year presents many opportunities to to visit amazing growing projects across the city. Many are hidden away like secret gardens; some are tiny, like the Cattedown Community Waste Ground Garden; others are designed for and by special communities, for example refugees or theHorticulture Therapy Trust; and we even…

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Food Plymouth On Tour!

By Tess Wilmot Please keep a look out for the Food Plymouth stand at community events across the city throughout the summer.  The first will be at the Freedom Fields Festival on Sunday 2nd June.  Come and say hello and check out the Food Plymouth projects, including the Growing Community Abundance project with our map of community…

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One You Website Re-Launches

The new One You Plymouth website is now live. The new site has been re-worked to make it easier for you to find all the information that you need to help you become a healthier you. Whether you are looking for a Healthy Eating Workshop or looking to train from Breastfeeding Peer Support to becoming a Dental…

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Thrive Plymouth – Blue Spaces Information Request

Thrive Plymouth have been asked to draw together evidence on the use of blue spaces in Plymouth. Blue spaces are rivers, lakes and sea/oceans.   I am interested in any data (quants or qualitative) that relates to the use of blue spaces by the population of Plymouth at any level for recreation or anything which might…

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Purdy’s Punjabi Cuisine

One of the fruits of the Food Plymouth : Thrive Plymouth collaboration is people and projects coming forward who we have not worked with previously.  A great example of this is the talented and engaging Purdy Giles who we met at a recent Thrive Plymouth Network meeting.  Here is an introduction to Purdy and her…

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Cooperation Jackson – Dartington Visit

20th May 2019 Food Plymouth core team members Andrew Shadrake and Ian Smith and our good friend Jay Tompt from the REconomy Centre, Totnes enjoyed an inspirational evening with Kali and Saki Akuno of Cooperation Jackson at Schumacher College, Dartington.  Kali and Saki presented a pithy and engaging account of their work around asset based community…

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Bread & Jam

It was great to have a full house for our Getting Into Ocado workshop last night where LVK shared their hints and tips for nailing it with the fastest growing online retailer in the UK. We’ll be gearing up for the Bread & Jam Festival on 3rd and 4th October soon, so grab your spot at our remaining…

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