Category Archives: local food

Manchester’s Food and Sustainability Question time.

Thurs June 10, Manchester. Eighty people tonight heard five speakers debate “Food and Sustainability” at the University of Manchester. The event, hosted by the now venerable EMERGE, covered packaging, carbon footprints, vegetarianism and supermarkets. After brief opening remarks by Lucy … Continue reading

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"Hungry City" author at Urban Thinking Forum

Carolyn Steel, author of “Hungry City,” tonight gave a broad and deep overview of how food shapes us and our cities, at the first “Urban Thinking Forum”. An audience of around 60 were treated to an historical and geographical tour … Continue reading

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The legendary Unicorn

Tonight, about 70 people got to talk to the people who put some of the food on their plate. At the Manchester institution that is Unicorn Grocery) 7 or 8 local and not quite so local (e.g. Kent) producers gave … Continue reading

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How much can you grow?

I’ve been vexed by the discovery of a document which details how much fruit and vegetables a garden the size of an average allotment produced. The project ran in 1975 at Harlow Carr, a RHS garden in Yorkshire. While the … Continue reading

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Local food in Manchester

There are some brilliant local food projects happening in Manchester at the moment. One of them is Abundance, which, inspired by a similar initiative in Sheffield, picks surplus fruit and veg and – in a proper example of joined-up thinking … Continue reading

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