Sarah Williams, Programme Director at Sustain, reflects on urban farming in London as Capital Growth heads for its tenth anniversary, having supported over 2,700 community food growing spaces.
Tower Hamlets launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at the Big Half Marathon on 4 March, announcing action towards reducing sugar across the borough and helping people live healthier lives.
Our capital is the world’s largest Fairtrade city, so what can we Londoners do to support and celebrate this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until 11 March?
Join London Food Link and friends at the Impact Hub King’s Cross on Thursday 22 March for an evening of digging into the capital’s urban food growing revolution.
Bread Ahead and the Real Bread Campaign invite you to celebrate the 10th annual #RealBreadWeek at the heart of Borough Market from 1 until 5pm on Sunday 25 February.
Capital Growth, London's food growing network, has launched a new scheme to help pupils learn science, maths, and more about the environment through growing food.
The capital’s good food magazine has a brand-new online home. Visit each week to enjoy stories about the people who grow, make, cook, sell and save food in London.
A Chair and 12 board members are needed to lead London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2018.
The New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms has launched the Food Exchange, a brand-new workspace, kitchen and food culture venue for everyone and everything to do with food.
Time is running out to ensure the new plan for the capital helps create a healthier food system for all Londoners. London Food Link is calling on people to take action before the 2 March, so that free drinking water, protection of land for growing and limiting access to junk food, are all firmly on the agenda.
Simon Shaw reflects on progress addressing food poverty in the capital and the lessons that can be shared more widely. Our collaborative work in London provides further evidence that committed individuals and organisations can make a real difference to the lives of local people by working together.
Redbridge launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at Redbridge Town Hall on 8 January, with plans to work with leisure centres, businesses and early years settings to tackle obesity in the borough.
Enfield's SUGAR SMART campaign launched on 13 January at Enfield Town FC's home match against Merstham FC. Fans filled out the Great Sugar Debate public survey to share their views on the issue, while local council leaders pledged borough-wide support for the initiative.
Croydon's SUGAR SMART campaign launched at the Surrey Street Community Market in the heart of the borough, alongside other local healthy lifestyle initiatives working together to improve the lives of local residents.
To say thanks to people who support its work, LFL has harvested a bunch of deals on classes, courses, kit and more.
As a thank-you, London Food link is offering its supporters the opportunity to win a free advertisement in the spring 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
The Mayor of London is inviting applications for the role of the London Food Board Chair, looking for a senior leader who is passionate about improving London’s food system. The London Food Board Chair and Board advise the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on food matters across the capital.
Local food champion, urban forager, innovative chef and community organiser Rachel de Thample tells the story of her journey into the field of good food.
A Tooth Fairy Welcome Party will descend on the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour Saturday 9th December in London to challenge the unhealthy marketing campaign that sees thousands of sugary drinks given away for free at over 40 locations across the UK.
SUGAR SMART Lewisham celebrated the new phase of their impactful campaign at Goldsmiths University. Lewisham's ‘people power’ is being harnessed to start a social movement to reach more local communities and further reduce the amount of sugar residents eat.
Capital Growth’s third annual Roots to Work conference celebrated five enterprising growers who pitched their ideas to the sixty-strong crowd, at the event on 23 November 2017.
SUGAR SMART campaigners joined forces with Waltham Forest Public Health Team to hand out toothbrushes and healthy eating info to families near the Coca-Cola truck’s first stop in London. The team also delivered a letter to Asda management asking them to stop supporting unhealthy marketing practices and to put limits to how Coca-Cola promotes its products.
Capital Growth and Growing Communities have launched a new guide to growing to sell at the third annual Roots to Work conference, held on 23 November 2017.
On Monday 20 November 2017, Real Bread Campaign supporter E5 Bakehouse hosted a gathering for professional bakers from around the capital.
The Mayor is inviting feedback on his draft London Health Inequalities Strategy by midnight Thursday 30th November. This is your chance to ensure good food is on London's policy agenda.
The Mayor is inviting feedback on his draft London Environment Strategy by midnight Friday 17th November. This is your chance to ensure good food is on London's policy agenda.
The Campaign turns ten in 2018 and we’re encouraging supporters around the world to organise events to mark this milestone.
Local councils commended at City Hall event for their efforts to improve food accessibility and sustainability.
20 budding young growers from five schools took part in Capital Growth’s School Marketplace at City Hall on 13th October 2017. The event gives London schools the opportunity to sell their produce, preserves, and other school garden goodies.
The Good Food for London league table published by London Food Link last week, showed councils are continuing to support food growing across the capital.
The Good Food for London report measures progress and encourages London councils to take action on good food. It measures action on 11 different good food measures, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay. Scores range from 88 to 13 per cent. The Good Food for London league table 2017 is topped by the London Borough of Greenwich, followed by Islington, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.
Beyond the Food Bank 2017 is the third edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
New reports show mixed progress of London’s councils in improving local food and tackling food poverty. But despite budget cuts, many councils applauded for their commitment to tackling poverty, with more paying the London Living Wage and improving food and care for children.
A total of six London boroughs have now signed the Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food
2017 saw London Food Link's 6th annual Urban Food Fortnight, with 100 events and special menus across 24 London boroughs, celebrating food for good.
Capital Growth’s 8th autumn open day took place on Saturday 16 September at 27 flourishing community food gardens across London.
London is a hub for people doing good through food. The Urban Food Heroes award, launched by London Food Link and UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, is shining a light on these inspiring people.
London Food Link, the voice for good food in the Capital, is on the hunt for the people and organisations doing good through food and drink.
Features in this issue include: Urban Food Fortnight pullout guide, Community souperheroes, Chef Supported Agriculture, Chef Tom Hunt's sauerkraut tips, The Eel goes to… Bristol, Good food review: Rabbit.
London Food Link is bringing together some of the capital's best social ventures using food for good, at its flagship Urban Food Fortnight event, Wednesday 13 September.
This year's Urban Food Fortnight (8-24 September 2017) will feature dozens of events including a new focus on foraging and launch of London’s brand new Urban Food Heroes award.
London Food Link set to celebrate the capital’s Urban Food Heroes this September.
On Saturday 16 September community food growing gardens across the capital will take part in The Urban Harvest, a day to give Londoners a taste of all the fresh and delicious food grown in the city. From harvest feasts to hands-on workshops, an annual vegetable show to volunteering, there is a wide range of ways to celebrate in London's edible gardens and enjoy the city's harvest.
Real Bread Campaign supporter Ma Baker has scooped a prestigious 3-star Great Taste Award, for her porridge bread.
Over 50 of London’s food producers, retailers and makers came together on Monday 17 July as part of London Food Link’s Get Connected for Urban Food Fortnight event at the Table Café.
Thanks to the help of generous donors, pledgers and everyone who helped spread the word, London Food Link has comfortably buzzed beyond its Electrify the 'Eel crowdfunding campaign target.
The declaration aims to reduce the amount of sugar consumed and promote the consumption of healthier food in outlets under the council’s control or influence.
London Food Link are joining forces with We Are Waterloo for the closing event of the Waterloo Food Festival, 6-8pm, 28 July.
On Monday 17 July, London Food Link will bring together the capital’s enterprising food growers and small-batch producers with sustainable chefs at The Table Café to Get Connected for Urban Food Fortnight 2017.
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Children's Food Campaign
Food and Farming Policy
Food co-ops toolkit
Good Food For London
London Food Link
Planning Food Cities
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Roots to work
Save Our Antibiotics
Sugar Smart UK
Sugary Drinks Duty
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
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