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.
A Chair and 12 board members are needed to lead London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2018.
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.
To say thanks to people who support its work, LFL has harvested a bunch of deals on classes, courses, kit and more.
Join London Food Link, or sign someone else up as a gift, before 11 January 2018 and you’ll be entered into the draw.
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.
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.
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.
Local councils commended at City Hall event for their efforts to improve food accessibility and sustainability.
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.
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.
Waltham Forest becomes the fourth London borough to sign Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food
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.
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.
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.
The Jellied Eel picks up the buzz from founder and keeper Dale Gibson.
Zoe McIntyre meets Urban Food Awards 2016 winner Hazel Griffiths, founder of Tottenham-based Fruit Magpie.
The Jellied Eel catches up with Jaega Wise, head brewer at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow.
Kester Muller quizzes Joris Gunawardena, director of Sutton Community Farm, London’s most productive community food-growing space.
Throughout June 2017, the capital sees a vast programme of edible experiences with all the heft of a phonebook and a bewildering array of events. Who can help you find the good food amongst all of this? Why, your friendly neighbourhood ‘Eel.
London Food Link, part of the food and farming charity Sustain, has launched a crowdfunding campaign, inviting people to be part of the future of the voice for good food for London.
The latest issue of London’s magazine for ethical eating is ready to post to new London Food Link supporters and available from stockists across the capital.
On Thursday 29 June, the second in the 2017 series of free talks asks ‘How can we eat and live well in the future?
On Tuesday 9 May, around 45 people at the heart of the capital’s good food movement gathered at St. JOHN Maltby for the launch of LFL’s crowdfunding campaign.
Kath Dalmeny, CEO of Sustain, and Sarah Williams, Sustain’s Programme Director responsible for London Food Link, have been recruited to the London Food Board as a job share appointment to feed into the development and implementation of a new London Food strategy.
Organisations working in the capital have the opportunity to apply to a new fund that may help them -- as long as some of their other finance is raised via crowdfunding.
LFL's annual spring get-together is only weeks away. This year we're hosted by St. JOHN Maltby and we're offering a limited number of tickets for just £15, that’s 25% off the full price!
On Thursday 30 March, forty five and a half* supporters and friends of London Food Link (LFL) gathered at The Clerkenwell Kitchen to enjoy the Local Food Feast, raising more than £2000 for LFL’s work.
In December 2016, London Food Link brought together Organico and Plan Zheroes to save nearly 600 Christmas goodies from going to waste, and help two charities bring some festive cheer.
On 8 February 2017, The People’s Fridge launched the capital’s first community chiller at Pop Brixton.
London Food Link are inviting supporters of locally grown and made food to feast on the finest of London’s local larder at their fundraising dinner, hosted at the Clerkenwell Kitchen on Thursday 30 March.
Over the next few months, the charity Sustain is ramping up activity to help secure the future of its London Food Link work and need to hear from food producers and other people who can help us out.
Join London Food Link on 30 March 2017 for a sumptuous, seasonal feast - created by chef Oliver Rowe - showcasing the best of London’s local larder.
Here's just some of the fab stuff we've secured from nice people to help us say 'thank you' to London Food Link supporters in 2017.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and the Food Programme team at London’s City Hall, have committed to a new London Food Strategy. Applications are now sought for a refreshed London Food Board, to oversee strategy delivery, with an application deadline of Wednesday 18th January.
On Wednesday 30 November 2016, around 60 good food folk gathered in Covent Garden for an evening of nibbling and nattering at the London Food Link Winter Warmer.
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 95 to 15 per cent. The Good Food for London league table 2016 is topped by the London Borough of Islington, followed by Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Merton.
The results of the sixth annual survey of food initiatives supported by London councils have been published by campaigning network London Food Link. The ‘Good Food For London’ report, supported by the Mayor of London and national food and farming organisations, measures progress and encourages local councils to take action on good food.
Announced today at City Hall, the Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food is a new initiative promoted by Sustain to help London local authorities tackle the proliferation and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks.
Supermarkets across the UK are selling products from GM-fed animals and customers are being kept in the dark.
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Projects & campaigns
Better Hospital Food
Children's Health Fund
Children's Food Campaign
Food and Farming Policy
Food co-ops toolkit
Good Food For London
London Food Link
Planning Food Cities
Real Bread Campaign
Roots to work
Save Our Antibiotics
Sugar Smart UK
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
The Big Dig
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