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Mar 17, 2020 Sheffield: Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population [1]


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Dec 21 Somerset: Stream Farm – A New Model for New Entrants [2]

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Ecological Land Cooperative purchases site in South Somerset to create new small farms, Oct [3] The Ecological Land Cooperative works to create affordable ecological smallholdings for new entrants to farming – those who would ordinarily be unable to afford a house in the countryside yet who wish to earn a living through farming.

UK farmers to be given first ever targets on soil health, Mar 13 [4]


Community Fridge secures funding to roll out project across UK, Dec 7 [5]

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Waltham Forest: Carrots and communism: the allotments plotting a food revolution, Aug 17 [6]

A People’s Food Policy’ - a comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England, Jun 26 [7] Today sees the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.

A People’s Food Policy is an extensive report, extending to 100 pages across 9 thematic chapters covering governance, food production, health, land, labour, environment, knowledge and skills, trade and finance - each with an in depth analysis and policy proposals for transforming the food system in England. ​

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Wales news: Fishguard’s Transition Cafe wins award! Mar 6 [8]

Britain’s new wave of militant grocers, Sarah Butler, Feb 26 [9]

FoodCycle Prevents Food Waste and Builds Community, One Meal at a Time, Feb 8 [10]


The Most Sustainable Bread in the World, September 21 [11]

Sole Share, a community supported fishery, August 20 [12]

Britain’s ‘Best Food Initiative’ goes to…, May 1 [13]

Community Shop profiled on Radio 4 Food Programme, January 14 [14]


A new way to buy local produce? Food Assembly is coming to Britain, July 10 [15]


First social supermarket opens selling ‘surplus’ food - but only to local people receiving welfare support, December 9 [16]

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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Food UK and is for news and comment in that context.



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Dec 5 Community potlucks: Shared meals help build deep ties among residents in Totnes [17]

The healthiest menu for poor people? An extra helping from government, Jack Monroe, Sep 6 [18]

Oct 9 Future proofing with kindness [19]

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Food London: Meet London’s first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19 [20]

The true cost of food: what should we do about it? Feb 19 [21]


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Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22 [22]



Yorkshire and the Humber: Soil and soul: ‘Leeds is the perfect combination of rural and urban’, Oct 28 [23]

Going beyond the food banks, Jul 22 [24]

Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers, May 12 [25]


3 Incredible Ways to Get Your Community Growing Food, October 19 [26]


Rural sustainability UK: From fringe to fork – food and the Green Belt, Sep 29 [27]

How Your Neighbourhood Can Have Its Own Community Allotment, August 14 [28]

Reaping the rewards of community growing, April 15 [29]


Food for all, not for profit: the quest for food sovereignty, Fanny Malinen, September [30]

How to invent a local food culture, June 26 [31]

Getting Dirty With The Neighbours – The Benefits Of Community Gardening, June 26 [32]

Transition Towns and Beyond: The Ecological Land Co-operative, By Shaun Chamberlin, May [33]


10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town, Dec 3


15 tips to create consumer confidence in food retail and farmers markets, April 24 [34]


"Awesome Allotment Blogs" [35]

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