All Blog Posts Tagged 'food' (17)

Tree Planting and Care workshops

Last tree planting and care workshops! Sat 11, Wed 15 and Sat 25 March, 10 - 4pm  Lordship Recreation Ground. Pay what you can afford between £1 and £10. Meet at the Hub, off Higham rd N17 6NU  Led by Russell Miller, and fruit growing workshop (25 March) Marina O'Connell. Book online at From Small Acorns on…

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Added by Sally Haywill on March 7, 2017 at 17:10 — No Comments

"A city for all Londoners" - Mayor Khan, open up the debate!

Sustainable Hackney has responded to Mayor Sadiq Khan's 'extended manifesto', A City for all Londoners.  It outlines the direction for his review of the London Plan and his other strategies.  It is rich in ambition, but we have called for a rethink as the main concepts of "accommodating growth", "World City" and "good growth underpinning the document are…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 11, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

So who is Jon Burke, the new Cabinet Member for Energy, sustainability and community services?

Following his election in September, Hackney's new mayor Philip Glanville appointed Councillor Jon Burke to coordinate the council's work on energy, sustainability and community services. His brief ranges from environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change to community energy, fair trade and volunteering.  We're clear that we want to engage well with the council. And the …
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 7, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney launches Greenprint for Social Justice

At the Sustainable Hackney AGM on 28th September the Greenprint for Hackney- Social Justice was discussed and approved.  See also our workstream page on Social Justice.

Philip Pearson (Chair) explained that a Greenprint on social justice had been drafted and we were looking to the future and seeking ideas…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 4, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

How Food Waste Can Get You Tipsy in Hackney

A Hackney brewery gained popularity this winter when they joined the UK's nation-wide food waste campaign. The venture called Toast Ale and was dedicated to utilizing London's increasing amount of wasted bread

The…

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Added by Stan Gabriel on May 18, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Fairtrade, Climate Change and Nuts

Try Fairtrade nuts at the People’s Climate March After Party in Dalston, Sunday 29th November

Farmers from the Global South are already the most effected by global climate change.  This is despite the fact that they and other people from the majority of the world have contributed least to causing it.  Fairtrade…

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Added by Helen Long on November 28, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

Hackney Sustainable Food Charter - draft ready for comments

Here's a copy of a draft Hackney Sustainable Food Charter, prepared by the new Hackney Food Partnership. Comments and support are welcome now but please also come along to the launch event on 2nd March, at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, from 3 to 4.30pm (food market outside from 12 noon to 5pm).  

Through the Hackney Food Charter, we will be focusing on issues such as improving school and care meals,helping good food enterprises to flourish, providing residents with useful tools…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 20, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

The Cost of Food Wastage Infographic

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt. Find out more information and get debt management help from…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 12, 2013 at 13:32 — No Comments

Transform: Edible East - Funding available to transform derelict land into food growing spaces

Groundwork London, London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), and the London Wildlife Trust have received funding from the City Bridge Trust, Defra, SITA Trust, and the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food Programme to transform 70 areas of derelict land in the Olympic host boroughs (Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets,…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on January 11, 2013 at 18:10 — No Comments

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops

We're a new project concerned with educating, promoting and celebrating all aspects of local food. Our core activities include running pay-by-donation Sunday afternoon workshops which are open to all and six week courses (Seed To Plate; Harvest To Jar; Forage To Fork, Making To Sell) which we deliver to community groups such as young carers, low income families, and minority groups.

Below is our 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops. Places are very limited so drop us a line to…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on October 18, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

An edible walk through Hackney

From the Royal Geographical Society, here is a Hackney walk about urban land use. Titled ‘Beans, berries and bees’ the walk visits urban spaces in Hackney being used to grow food and explores the potential of urban gardening in the borough. You can see the walk at the link here: Beans, berries and bees.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 24, 2012 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

Farming Volunteer Internship with FARM:shop

Do you have green fingers? Are you interested where your food comes from and the rise of urban agriculture? Up to much this summer?

Come join one of London's most exciting sustainable food enterprises for a three month volunteer internship this July, August and September.

In 2010 we transformed a derelict shop in Dalston into an urban food 'Hub', cafe and arts venue - the FARM:shop - complete with mini aquaponic fish farm, rooftop chicken coop and polytunnel.

Called “a…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 19, 2012 at 12:56 — No Comments

Hackney Foodbank preparing to open - is this the way to address food poverty?

A charity that works in Bulgaria and the UK is encouraging people to buy an extra tin or packet of food when they visit the supermarket and then donate it to a food bank so it can be given out to someone in crisis or with insufficient benefits, with a Christian message or two.



The charity, Trussell Trust, point out that 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK and that UK Foodbanks fed 128,697 in 2011-12,…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 6, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

To Bee or not To Bee? Do it natur-ally

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 25, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Dodgy garlic and climbing nasturtiums

Easter weekend was dreich but I managed to round up a few people on Friday to work outdoors: planted potatoes in trenches in a…

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 10, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Doing food growing workshops on a Hackney housing estate

It's April and it's all go: picked up some soft fruit bushes from Hackney Marshes Tree Nursery today, getting free topsoil delivered on Friday (thanks to a combination of the people at Good Gym and the Master Gardeners network) and next week will get a pile of wood chip delivered free from a Hackney Parks contractor...

I have been running food growing workshops on my small housing estate in north Hackney, with the help of a neighbour, since the beginning of March, funded by a grant…

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Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 4, 2012 at 18:19 — No Comments

Food Growers meet Scrutiny Councillors

Monday evening saw the final meeting (before spring elections) of the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission (an oversight body of the Council but lacking budgetary and policy decision making powers which are confined to Cabinet Members). Lack of political support for local food growing was indicated by the failure of Nargis Khan (Lab – cabinet member responsible for green space) to attend, as commented upon by chair Cllr Havey Odze (Con). Nevertheless local food growers were well…

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Added by Russell Miller on March 18, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

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