We belong to a bigger network
Across the globe, communities at every scale have recognised the key role food can play in dealing with some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges and are taking a joined up approach to transforming their food culture and food system.
Lincoln is one of those communities, and we are proud to be a network member of Sustainable Food Places.
Lincoln Food Strategy 2016
From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems but is also a vital part of the solution.
A Sustainable Food Network
The Sustainable Food Places approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses, academics and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
The Sustainable Food Places network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues.
If you would like to know more about the Sustainable Food Places network, please click here to be taken to their website.
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The Friendship through Food Cafe is open again from 1st July – that’s this coming Wednesday – for surprise, delicious, Mint Lane foodie goodness! Mint Lane Cafe is a bit different to a conventional cafe: it uses retail surplus food to provide nourishing, healthy meals at affordable prices. The menu changes daily depending on what… Continue reading Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July
“Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!” This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!” Think about getting an allotment The abundance of… Continue reading Welcome to my Lincoln allotment
The Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board (a mouthful in itself!) has the aim to divert a third of all public sector spending on food and drink, to fresh local produce from sustainable local SMEs producers. It seeks to achieve this within three years. It is a Board not without influence: it contains members from… Continue reading Should the public sector buy local food?