FoodFutures invites you to join one of the many ‘Spring into Action’ events this April.

On 20 April the Closing Loops (CL) project will kick off theSpring into Action’ event series with a Pots of Possibility networking event at Cumbria University, offering the chance to meet 18 organisations from across Lancaster District that have been awarded Pots of Possibility grant funding. Join this event to find out what they’ve been doing, how you can support them and get advice on applying too.

This will be followed by an evening ‘North Lancs Silver Celebration’ that will bring together people and organisations from across North Lancashire that have made the region’s Silver Sustainable Food Award Possible.

Scotch Quarry is hosting a ‘Transform your garden Where The Wildings Are! Style’ workshop on 21 April in the morning. Attendees will learn tips and tricks that have been used to create beautiful, low maintenance gardens for food growing and wildlife so that you can apply these principles to your own gardens. CL is then hosting a ‘Compost Workshop & Gathering’ in the afternoon at Claver Hill to see the site’s different composting methods in action and talk with those using them.

An online ‘Movement Building Skill Share’ is scheduled for Monday 22 April dinner time. The Lancaster District Food Justice Partnership and CL project are then hosting a long-awaited Community Conversation on ‘Going Beyond Surplus Food’ in the evening. This will explore the increasing challenge of accessing surplus food to supply the district’s food support organisations, including food banks and food clubs. What alternatives exist to the current surplus food model? And what can we do as communities to create more fair access to healthy and sustainable food?

Wyreside Mushrooms will host ‘A Mushroom Growing & Cooking Workshop’ on Tuesday 23 April. The Plot will also open its market garden for a site tour and volunteer workday on Wednesday 24 April. This will coincide with a Food Champions induction session, hosted by FoodFutures, that is perfect for people questioning how they can get more involved with local food stuff?

LESS will host a discussion on Thursday 25 April in the evening, to explore two exciting new projects: a food hub and new community farm. And a ‘FarmStart business game’ on 26 April that enables you to put yourself in the shoes of a small-scale vegetable grower for the day.

Julia Russell, local Herbalist and Plant Forager, will lead a Spring Forage Walk along the River Lune on Friday from 6pm.

Then there’s a ‘Lacto-fermentation workshop’ on Saturday 27 April, and a ‘Sprouting & plant-based milk workshop’ on Sunday 28 April.

The week will end with a ‘No-dig for allotments & all-season growing’ workshop with Steve Jenkins at Claver Hill. Phew!

To find out more, join in and book your place visit: foodfutures.org.uk/spring-into-action

 

 

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