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Disco Soup Manchester: party with a purpose

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is bringing a fabulous food waste festival to the city in partnership with the Wonder Inn. Art, activities, games and music will accompany the main event, Manchester’s first ever Disco Soup!

Food Waste Transitions - Collaboration towards a Sustainable Food System

The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, is holding an event in Central London this June to mark the finale of ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’.

Greater Manchester celebrates World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day sees staff and customers at Hulme Community Garden Centre get into the spirit!

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

Farmstart photo courtesy of The Kindling Trust

The future of farming?

Manchester’s first business incubator farm is growing but it is a long way from where it needs to be. Deborah Linton interviews The Kindling Trust's Chris Walsh to find out more.

Corin Bell

Corin Bell and The Real Junk Food Project Manchester

Rebecca Lupton speaks to Corin Bell of The Real Junk Food Project in Manchester about the bigger ‘food waste’ picture: how food waste occurs, the consequences of wasting food and how we can change our habits.

'Food for Thought'

‘Food for Thought’: international multi-stakeholder workshop brings food waste experts to Manchester

The University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute brought leading social scientists together with policymakers, representatives of the third sector and UK supermarkets to share state of the art thinking about food waste.

Platform Live audience

Platform Live: Food, Cities and Urban Behaviour

Platform's first live event featured inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world as they exlored the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

'Bread in the Kitchen' by Flickr user mystuart

Having enough good food for the Manchester Region

Mark Stein on Steady State Manchester’s workshop examining who to influence and what needs to be done to deliver good food and a sustainable future for Greater Manchester.

CityCo- St John's Gardens Orchard

The roots of the growing movement

The Alternative? Catherine Barlow and Beth Perry explore the ‘roots’ of the growing movement for urban orchard projects

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