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Growing a Feast!

growing a feast

Illustration by Philippe Nash

Students and staff from the University of Sussex are recruiting a network of people around Brighton and Hove to grow or make a single food ingredient over the summer (anything from planting veggies and growing herbs to baking bread and ageing cheese). Everyone will bring their ingredients along to a final event on Saturday 7th September at the University of Sussex where a chef will prepare the pieces in a shared feast. There will also be talks on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August with speakers on the themes of food waste, permaculture, coffee and honey. Get involved by joining the facebook group here. You can connect with fellow feasters in the area, post pictures of your creation as it develops and find out the latest news and dates of the talks.

The aim is to promote sustainability in a simple way by connecting people with the food they eat. So whether you are a food-growing whizz or a complete novice, we encourage you to have a go and join us in Growing a Feast! Join at www.facebook.com/groups/growingafeast/

grow your own feast

Illustration by Aisling Leyden

 

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Food Inc Film Showing

Food Inc film screening and discussion

22nd Septmeber Sallis Benney Theatre, doors from 6:45pm, entry by donation

Have you seen Food Inc yet? Described as ‘An Incovenient Truth’ about food, this documentary exposes the effects America’s industrialised food system has on the environment, health, the economy and worker’s rights. Come see this unmissable film on 22 September. After the film Colin Tudge, author of books such as Feeding People is easy and co-founder of Landshare and the Campaign for Real Farming, will speak about how the issues relate to us here in the UK. This event is being organised by the Food Partnership, Brighton Uni, Transition B&H food group and World Family as a part of this year’s Food & Drink Festival. More info.

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Brighton Tops Food Waste Poll

Why Waste Food?
I was saddened to read 7th September article about the amount of food that is thrown away in the City (http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8373558.Brighton_tops_domestic_food_waste_league/). Not only is it a waste of money but it will end up in a landfill site or an incinerator and blight other neighbourhoods as a result. Surely it would be better if as a City we can pull together a) to reduce our food waste and b) to get some serious composting going. Compost bins from the Council are a start but we need collections for those without gardens, the elderly and those who can’t compost themselves. I was delighted to hear that Magpie are starting vegetable waste collections in the Autumn but we need the council to take this to the next level.
I’m working with the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership to see what we can do to prod the council into more a more proactive approach. Watch this space but with the incinerator due to come on line next year this may take some time.

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