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Articles Tagged "Food Resilience"

A new social enterprise is developing a growing pilot in Lambeth that has been inspired by Covid.  The founders, Streatham based Stephen Vasconcellos and Aussie Lucan Creamer, were concerned by the disruption to supply chains that resulted in supermarket shelves  being blitzed.  They worried that the UK was only 50% food secure and had concerns…

So many people have done amazing things over the past few months and we thought we’d bring some of them together to talk about their experiences. We know that the situation in Lambeth has been particularly challenging, as thousands of people find themselves without support and without sufficient food for their families. The Council set…

Sadly we are reaching the end of the time we can distribute late summer veg seed around the borough, but we want to support everyone who is now growing, so the rest of this page gives an idea of the breadth of ways to re-distribute seedlings. Please get in touch if you have other ways…

Do you sometimes rely on the food you grow to feed yourself and/or your family? If yes…  Would you be willing to show Hollie around your food growing space and answer some questions? You would be contributing to Hollie’s research at UCL into urban food security – hopefully helping others in the future. It shouldn’t…

Do you have a small patch of land where you could grow some wheat to contribute to this project? If so, let us know at incrediblelambeth@gmail.com and we will get some grain to you. No space is too small!

We have just finished two Start Your Own Food Businesses (CREATE) programmes in two of Lambeth’s most deprived areas – Loughborough Junction and Gipsy Hill. It’s of course all down to the entreprenneurs themselves but the CREATE programme gave people a chance to network and meet food business owners in Brixton, Loughborough Junction and West…