We look back on two weeks of celebrating cooperatives of all kinds during Co-op Fortnight 2021, from food and land co-ops across the UK to those right here on our doorstep in Plymouth.
Food Plymouth CIC are recruiting a Project Manager to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Aid Redistribution Centre (ARC). We are looking for a passionate, flexible and dynamic person to join the team and oversee this exciting project which re-distributes food and other essentials across the city.
Here at Food Plymouth, in addition to our regular Partnership & Network meetings, we’re keen to provide opportunities for more informal, relaxed conversations and collaborations in between. With this in mind, you’re warmly invited to join us virtually for a shorter session from 1.30-3pm on Tuesday 6th July to share your news.
Plymouth Food Aid Network (PFAN) recently unveiled their new website, jam-packed with easy to use resources, a handy interactive map and lots more. It is designed to provide information to both the general public and to PFAN member organisations in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
We gathered on zoom last Tuesday to talk about the changes we have experienced to our food over the last year and quickly look at some headlines from our recent Food Talks survey. We were delighted to be joined by people from all over Plymouth along with experts, experts by experience and creative practitioners to…Details
As summer approaches, come and join us for Food Plymouth’s next Partnership and Networking meeting
Food Plymouth’s Generous Earth community composting and earth repair project, led by Tess Wilmot, got off to a fabulous start in 2021 with the Fertile Edges initiative at Snapdragons in Victoria Park. Fertile Edges is a collaborative pilot project helping the Snapdragons team to provide compost and develop creative solutions to their landscaping challenges.
Food Plymouth CIC, the infrastructure organisation behind the city’s local food partnership Food Plymouth, joined dozens of organisations as a founder signatory of the Resurgam Charter at its virtual launch event on 23rd March 2021. So, what does this mean, and how can you get involved?
FOOD TALKS – People’s Assembly! Join a big conversation about food. Between now and May Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project and Food is Fun CIC will be talking to people all over Plymouth to find out about experiences, views and hopes about food: what you have been eating, growing, cooking and buying. We know that the…Details
You’re invited to join the team at Food Plymouth to share news, challenges and opportunities from across the network on Wednesday 31 March from 10am-12 noon.
On a cold January day in lockdown, what could be better than reflecting on the successes of All Ways Apples 2020, in a year that was so very different for us all. Read on for the full report from Tess Wilmot and a beautiful video to boot.
COVID Food Conversations – creative online workshop to gather thoughts and concerns about food and Covid 19.
The Food Equality Project is helping build a fair Food and Poverty Alliance for Plymouth, from the ground up, ensuring that the voices of local people, including those experiencing food insecurity are represented. We believe that creative methods are an accessible and engaging way of generating, documenting and sharing these important lived experiences so that…Details
During Covid 19 Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project began work on a Food Access Guide for Plymouth. This was a response to the acute pressures experienced by many individuals, families and communities due to the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond. The Guide attempts to map and support navigation through the emergency food aid available in…Details
New scheme to help people access food and essentials during COVID Plymouth City Council is launching a new scheme to ensure that people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials because of the impact of COVID-19 are able to access them. The Council has received almost £343,180 from the Government’s Emergency Assistance Grant…Details
TENDER OPPORTUNITY We are seeking dynamic, resourceful and passionate contractor to join the Food Plymouth team as our new Sustainable Food Places Partnership and Network Coordinator. This exciting new role will be responsible for maximizing Plymouth’s collective impact around food to lead the partnership, catalysing and co-ordinating activities towards our shared vision of achieving the Sustainable Food Places silver standard…Details
The government wants your views on public sector food The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee is consulting on public procurement. Online consultation closes 27th August Anyone with an interest in, or information about school, hospital, armed forces, prison, or older people’s food is encouraged to submit evidence, and you have until 27th August…Details
Who Do you want to shop locally? Do you want to make a difference in Devon? Do you want to be sustainable? Then this is for you. What & Where A big internet shout for Devon When Wednesday 19th August How Post on your favourite social media. Post about your business, your society, or yourself.…Details
National Food Strategy – first report of recommendations to Government launched The report reflects on the information gathered through the broad consultation excercise of the last year, and focuses recommendations around poverty and trade, in light of the challenges from Coronavirus, ahead of a full report due in 2021. Read Sustain’s response. Pexels Ben Reynolds,…Details
Campaigners celebrate reinstatement of school fruit and veg Public Health Minister Jo Churchill said to journalists that the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme will resume as normal in Autumn when all children return to school. While we wait for official confirmation, this is not the end of the campaign for more fruit and veg in…Details
Pester Power or Parent Power? Parents want to see an end to the use of popular children’s characters and brand mascots on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar, according to a new report Pester Power or Parent Power? published by the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active. Credit: Shutterstock image The Pester Power or Parent…Details
Plymouth Food Equality Project is delighted to be taking part in a fantastic series of creative workshops by Church Action on Poverty Join online to make a live, collaborative, multi-media collage where Lisa will be collecting topical items and photos from newspapers, social media and photos to make a powerful visual statement about experiences of food…Details
Hungry for change: Peers call for food system failures to be fixed New report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment examines how to make a healthy, sustainable diet accessible and affordable for everyone. Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels The UK’s food system is failing, putting the health…Details
Making sense of it: What’s happened and what next? 14/07/2020 14:00 15:00 When it comes to food insecurity, how do we assess what’s happened over the last months to address rising need in local areas? And how can different actors and new collaborators determine what should happen next? Join Sustain for this webinar to explore how we can…Details
The value of local by Alicia Miller – Website Editor on 26 June, 2020 in Business and Food, Food Movement As I wrote when the pandemic swept in, the uptake in our box scheme during the lockdown was extraordinary. Within two weeks from its start, it had tripled from our usual 60 or so boxes to 180. And through out the…Details
Land sharing and land sparing: We need food in harmony with nature by Patrick Holden on 26 June, 2020 in Food Policy, Food Systems Interviewing Isabella Tree for our recent podcast has given me much cause for reflection about the relationship between farmers and the land they manage. In a way, I was quite disturbed by hearing Isabella’s story of how she and her…Details
Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment
Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Webinar 08/07/2020 09:30 –10:15 Food Foundation During this briefing, Lord Krebs will discuss the findings of his committee’s year-long inquiry into the challenges facing our food system. It will be an…Details
City University London’s next 2020 Food Thinkers webinar will be given by Johanna Ralston, CEO of World Obesity Federation on Wednesday 15 July, 5.15pm – 6.45pm, as part of their Women Redesigning Food Systems series. The complex interplay between obesity and food systems has been exacerbated by a narrative in which words and images misrepresent the drivers…Details
THE OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE OFC 2021 Sponsors Patrons Speakers Programme Videos Delegate info Other Years WELCOME Welcome to #OFC21 Bitesize, a series of one-hour events hosted virtually via our website at 12pm on the first Thursday of every month from June to December 2020, leading up to the 2021 virtual conference in January. The 2021…Details