Sustain member the Women’s Environmental Network host a summer gathering of the Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network.
Sustain is pleased that the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England touches on food production and access to healthier food.
Shops, farms and producers are celebrating the return of Organic September from Sustain member the Soil Association.
Urban growers from across London came together to share ideas on how food growing can promote good mental health, and learn about social prescribing and social and therapeutic horticulture.
Around 35 budding young growers from nine schools took part in Capital Growth’s School Marketplace at City Hall on 13th July 2018. The event gives London schools the opportunity to sell their produce, preserves, and other school garden goodies.
Sustain member the Gaia Foundation launches new website with all the information you need about ecologically sustainable seed systems.
Somerset’s first food trail - the culinary equivalent of an art trail - takes place 20 July - 29 July.
Cardiff Salad Garden grows high quality salad in an organic way in the heart of Veg City Cardiff.
In light of Asda-Sainsbury’s merger MPs want new power granted to the Groceries Code Adjudicator to prevent main supermarkets dominating groceries market.
Vounder Garden is a pilot horticultural therapy programme run by the Eden Project based in Cornwall. It uses horticulture and gardening to provide weekly sessions over a period of 12 months to support 12 individuals living with anxiety and depression.
The EU council has adopted new regulations for growing organic crops and labelling organic food.
The CSA Network have received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to continue supporting community supported agriculture.
Today the Scottish Food Coalition released a report on their Kitchen Table talks and launched a call for action
Saturday 22 April saw 41 edible gardens from 22 London Boroughs participating in the Big Dig, Capital Growth’s London-wide community growing day, with the temperature reaching a whopping 25°C.
A bumper 2018 strawberry harvest faces the prospect of being left unpicked as UK soft fruit farmers warn of a looming labour shortage. British meat processors also highlighted struggles to fill vacancies in food manufacturing.
New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates that parks & green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health & wellbeing benefits.
Join other food producers from across Scotland for a workshop by Nourish Scotland on working in a local food enterprise.
Calling all Londoners! Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to embrace the outdoors with Capital Growth.
The Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday is approaching. The annual event opens up the farming industry to get the public to see how their food is grown.
The area of land around the world growing LEAF Marque certified crops increased last year by 6% to almost 400,000 hectares.
On Saturday 21 April community gardeners from more than 40 of London’s edible gardens, will welcome new visitors and show them how to grow their own food.
Jim Sikorski has been an NHS doctor for 38 years, and is one of the cofounders of Sydenham Garden, as well as a keen gardener. Ahead of Capital Growth’s seventh Big Dig Day on 21 April and 10 year anniversary, he shares 10 reasons why you should grow food (and get down to your local community garden to do so).
The proposed revisions to the planning policy framework for England are open for consultation. But are the proposals a missed opportunity for a more sustainable food system?
With vegan and vegetarian food becoming mainstream the sector is predicted to grow by 8% each year according to a new report.
The Friends of Ruskin Park are looking for passionate volunteers with a variety of skills to help run this year’s Ruskin Park Wheat Growing project.
Urban growers from across Capital Growth’s network came together earlier this month, to share ideas and kick start the growing season at an event hosted by Urban Growth at Pop Brixton.
Mercato Metropolitano is embracing the sustainable food revolution and converting a red double decker bus into a pick your own strawberry farm in Elephant and Castle.
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.
To mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight new research shows that 26% of Brits never think about who produces their food and almost half of us are unaware of exploitation in the food chain.
Capital Growth has announced seven community food growing sites where they will be running events and training this year, helping them reach more Londoners.
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.
In a sign that cultured meat will tip over into the mainstream, the US beef industry want to prevent “fake meat” being labelled as “beef.”
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.
Last chance to nominate your food heroes for this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards. The nominations will close on 29 January.
The Organic Research Centre is launching a new fund offering loans from £5,000 to £25,000. The Dean Organic Fund will benefit small scale organic farmers and food producers who want to expand their businesses.
The number of full-time farm workers in England fell by almost 4% in 2016 - 2017. The figures from the annual agricultural census show that casual employment during that time rose by 10%.
Nourish Scotland are offering mentor and peer support for 15-20 aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland. The deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.
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.
Sustainable farmers across the UK are now uniting together with the help of the RSPB.
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.
The Urban Farming Toolkit is a practical guide to help prospective growers establish and run a successful growing site that generates an income.
The Sustainable Food Trust have calculated that for every £1 we spend on food it costs us an extra £1 in hidden charges.
A new study into the effects of different activities on stress levels has been undertaken by BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor. The BBC2 Programme, which aired on 1st November 2017 found that Green Gym participants reported higher levels of well-being and lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
A peer reviewed report shows that NGOs opposition to genome editing is not due to irrational emotion. Opposition is often grounded on more general scepticisms concerning the framing of the problem and its solutions.
Emmanuel Macron supports a new type of contract based on farmers’ production costs.
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.
An independent evaluation of the health benefits of volunteering with the Wildlife Trusts, by researchers at The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex has found that the mental wellbeing of participants improved to a statistically significant effect over a 12-week period.
Garden Organic's project, set up to conserve ancient orchards, nears its conclusion. Its achievements include not just the orchards it has saved but also the 'Orchard Champions' trained to protect them and now using their skills to save others.
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