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Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

The story of Old Wood Organic is a covid lockdown story of extraordinary transformation. A bracken-filled clearing in a small area of woodland has made way for a productive, organic garden, and is already beginning to supply restaurants and individuals in Lincoln with just-picked organic salad and veg, delivered by bicycle. I think that counts… Continue reading Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

Covid 19, Tackling Poverty

Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

Did you know there are over 40 foodbanks and community larders in Lincolnshire, including: Deepings, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford? People using the food banks had risen from nearly 1,600 in May 2019 to 7,216 in May 2020 (and this may still be an under-estimate) – an increase of 450%.… Continue reading Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

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‘Working out’ the National Obesity Strategy

The National Obesity Strategy was launched on 27 July to tackle one of the largest long-term health challenges in the UK: nearly two-thirds of adults are above a healthy weight as are one in three children leaving primary school. The Government’s main measures area: A campaign to get overweight people to reduce their weight using… Continue reading ‘Working out’ the National Obesity Strategy

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First National Food Strategy in the UK for 70 years

A full National Food Strategy was to be published Henry Dimbleby and his team in June. But Covid 19 has changed both its timing and content. The new ‘Part One’ Food Strategy was launched on 29 July: the Lincoln Food Partnership was invited to the launch as a consultee to the report.  The Strategy addresses two… Continue reading First National Food Strategy in the UK for 70 years