All Blog Posts Tagged 'food' (27)

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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