Growing Our Local Food Economy - We are developing ideas and seeking funding for a new project aimed at creating a more resilient and sustainable local food economy.
To inform the development of this project we have surveyed over 200 local consumers about their views on local food. Results of the survey, carried out in January 2014, can be found here.
We also want to develop a community food growing hub providing demonstrations, training, volunteering and education opportunities as well as producing high quality produce.
Gardener in Residence - If you are a school, business or community organisation and would like support to develop, deliver or manage your outdoor space in a sustainable manner please contact us to discuss opportunities for us to work with you.
Local Food Directory - We have created an online searchable directory containing around 200 local producers, retailers and trade suppliers of local food and drink.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be listed or to update your listing in the directory.
Little Book of Local Food & Drink - We have published a free guide to local food, including:
Please contact email@example.com if you can help to distribute the booklets.
Off the Ground - This project (2009-2013) established a community allotment site on the Ridge estate in Lancaster, and supported residents, schools and community organisations across the district to grow their own food.
Plotting Onwards - We are supporting allotment associations and other community groups across the Lancaster District to develop their food-growing sites and build capacity within their organisations.
Food Mapping - This project involved interviewing local farmers to explore the potential for shortening local food supply chains. A copy of the final report (published in 2012) is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Food Lancaster: Celebrating Local Food Cultures - This project delivered three public food events in 2010/11 celebrating Asian, Eastern European and local Lancashire food, and enabled local community groups to develop their own Slow Food projects - growing, harvesting, cooking and eating homemade food together.