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Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:05

Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty

An All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain is now taking evidence on the extent and causes of hunger in Britain, the scope of provision to alleviate it and a comparison with other Western countries. If you wish to make a submission to the Inquiry please go to

http://foodpovertyinquiry.org/submit-your-evidence/

The closing date for submissions is 30th June 2014

The enquiry has recently published a set of preliminary recommendations which can be viewed here.

 http://foodpovertyinquiry.org/

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 14:09
 
Growing Manchester
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:03

In March 2014, we opened up 'Round 3' of our food growing programme, 'Growing Manchester', inviting new or established food growing groups across the City to join us in our shared ambition to live and grow, sustainably!

We had an impressive response, with a wide and varied range of groups applying to access Growing Manchester and benefit from the training and resources we offer as part of the programme. Round 3 of Growing Manchester is now closed, but we have accepted over 20 new groups onto Growing Manchester, showing us there is a real appetite in Manchester to work together as a community to grow, cook and eat home-grown food.

This year, 'Sow the City' are providing the horticultural expertise to our groups, and now spring has sprung, they are excited to get out there and get growing. Jon Ross from Sow the City told us "we are very proud to be supporting the Growing Manchester programme again this year. This year’s programme is more flexible than ever – not only in providing training courses and site assessments but also support to help our groups develop their projects"

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Due to the interest we have received in Growing Manchester, we will regularly review when we can advertise for new groups to apply to join us on the programme. If you would like to register an interest in the Growing Manchester Programme and would like us to keep you informed of when the scheme will be open to new applications, or maybe you just want to know more about other community food growing opportunities, you can contact Lindsay Laidlaw, Programme Officer, Public Health Manchester on

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0161 234 3540.

 
Sustainable Food in Manchester Report published
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:57

A new report - Sustainable Food in Manchester has just been published. The report is written by Small World Consulting Ltd. with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and was commissioned by Manchester City Council

Manchester Sustainable Food 2013

 
Growing Manchester
Friday, 20 January 2012 12:21

Growing Manchester News

 

In March 2014, we opened up 'Round 3' of our food growing programme, 'Growing Manchester', inviting new or established food growing groups across the City to join us in our shared ambition to live and grow, sustainably!

We had an impressive response, with a wide and varied range of groups applying to access Growing Manchester and benefit from the training and resources we offer as part of the programme. Round 3 of Growing Manchester is now closed, but we have accepted over 20 new groups onto Growing Manchester, showing us there is a real appetite in Manchester to work together as a community to grow, cook and eat home-grown food.

This year, 'Sow the City' are providing the horticultural expertise to our groups, and now spring has sprung, they are excited to get out there and get growing. Jon Ross from Sow the City told us "we are very proud to be supporting the Growing Manchester programme again this year. This year’s programme is more flexible than ever – not only in providing training courses and site assessments but also support to help our groups develop their projects"

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Due to the interest we have received in Growing Manchester, we will regularly review when we can advertise for new groups to apply to join us on the programme. If you would like to register an interest in the Growing Manchester Programme and would like us to keep you informed of when the scheme will be open to new applications, or maybe you just want to know more about other community food growing opportunities, you can contact Lindsay Laidlaw, Programme Officer, Public Health Manchester on

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0161 234 3540.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 14:01
 
Growing Manchester groups get Cooking with Cracking Good Food
Monday, 29 July 2013 13:56

On Wednesday 17th July 2013, the 'Food Futures Growing Manchester' programme held our second networking event to bring together Manchester growing groups to learn more about each other and what opportunities are available to help their groups develop and prosper.

The event was held at Hulme Community Garden Centre and brought together groups from right across Manchester, along with the Volunteer Centre Manchester and 'Cracking Good Food', who we told you more about in the June Food Futures E-Bulletin! The Volunteer Centre Manchester gave us advice on how to recruit and develop volunteers working on our projects and Cracking Good Food showed us some delicious recipes to cook with parts of the vegetable most people do not normally eat, such as the beet stalk! One group who attended told us to 'keep up the great work', so we are planning more events where people can come together and share.

If you want to know more about the 'Growing Manchester' programme, contact Public Health Manchester Programme Officer Lindsay Laidlaw on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0161 234 3540.

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013 01:29
 
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