Our monthly round-up of news from around the web; useful resources; funding updates; actions to take and interesting publications to read.
IDEAS FROM THE US
Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming. A round-up of America’s most inspirational growing projects.
Detroit to develop mixed-use urban ‘agrihoods’: Abandoned homes and vacant lots give way to farm-to-fork district.
This small town refused to settle for Wal-Mart when its last local grocery store closed: After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back. READ MORE
IDEAS FROM THE UK
Eating Better nominate The Best of 2016 – the 10 people, organisations and initiatives that we’re celebrating for championing less & better meat and encouraging more plant-based eating for our health and the health of our planet – including our own Flexitarian Bristol.
War on Waste: A profile of Feedback and Square Food Foundation, with news of a Feeding the 5K event for Bristol in 2017. READ MORE
Coming together for kale and all the trimmings: Summary of research explores the environmental and social implications of urban agriculture and sustainable food. READ MORE
Dealing with heavy frosts: tips for keeping on top of things during the winter months. READ MORE
CARGO, the successful Bristol food and drink hub made from shipping containers, is to be extended by more than three times its current size. READ MORE
Same again? Computershare gives all Bristol staff reusable coffee cups to help reduce waste. READ MORE
Thali Cafe to serve up national expansion and challenge ‘flock wallpaper’ Indian restaurants. READ MORE
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Bath and North East Somerset wins British Food Fortnight’s 2016 competition. READ MORE
Keynsham Food-Waste to Biogas CHP plant going live in March will provide electricity for 80% of Keynsham’s homes. READ MORE
Food Drop: Bath University students are distributing surplus Pret a Manger food to local charities. READ MORE
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Debating the role of livestock with Joel Salatin: film of the Sustainable Food Trust’s event was hosted at Bristol University.
Foragers: Guardians of the environment Could foraging in local parks be a source of free, sustainable and healthy food? READ MORE
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REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
Global Forest Coalition: What’s at steak? The real cost of meat