Over the next month a number of exciting local food and health events are being held in Lancaster and nearby. For example:

This Saturday 23rd September Fairfield Orchard is hosting an Apple Day amongst the fruit trees in their community orchard. A range of activities are planned including apple bobbing, felt making, storytelling, live music, cake and drinks.  The Fairfield Cake Recipe book will also be on sale.

Lancaster’s Peoples Café will also be ‘popping up’ at St Thomas’ Church on Marton Street this weekend- starting on Saturday at 12:00. They will be serving reclaimed food on a pay-as-you-feel basis as part of a city-wide Health Festival organised by ‘The Lost Art of Living’. Lancaster Health Festival will take place on Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd September 2017. A number of free activities will be held across Lancaster city with the aim of getting people talking about their health and well-being. To find out more contact ian.dewar@mbht.nhs.uk

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On the 8th October an “Incredible Edible Learning  taster day”  is being held in Todmorden, and a minibus  is being arranged  to take interested people from Lancaster.  The day is aimed at  everyone interested in learning about Agro  Ecology and  permaculture; the issues with our current food  system, and a  possible sustainable food future. The day is  being organised by  the ‘Incredible Farm’ and the Todmorden  Learning Centre  project in collaboration with researchers from  Lancaster  University.

The Incredible Farm was created by the Incredible Edible  movement – a movement  which started in Todmorden and  has now gone global. The Incredible Farm is now a land based learning centre which experiments with food production as if the environment, people and farm animals matter. Its site on a Pennine hillside is home to dairy cows, veg, fruit and mushrooms. Sustainable energy generation, water management and children are the main focus areas for the project.

Todmorden Leaning Centre is a project that aims to turn a redundant FE college in Todmorden into a national learning hub. It hopes to do this in partnership with the School of Sustainable Building and the dynamic community of Tod, in addition to connecting to other stakeholders in the Nort West of England.

The “Incredible Edible Learning taster day” will feature a tour of the Incredible farm, highlighting learning and research opportunities,  followed by a visit to the college and a mammoth ‘thinkathon’ to harvest ideas on how we can best make use of the college to create a national learning hub.

And Forgebank’s November Political Café will feature a talk by Rod Everett on how to “slow the flow” and reduce flooding risks locally. The political cafes happen at 7pm on the second Sunday each month at Halton Mill.

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