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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

Mic image by Flickr user Mika Hiltunen under a Creative Commons licence

Platform Live: Food, Cities and Human Behaviour

On October 16, 2014, there will be a half day of inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world exploring the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

Harvesting time at Orchard 49

Fruitful work at Orchard 49 for Apple Day

Situated in Old Trafford, Orchard 49 is a community space that grows a variety of fruit. Clare Wiley pays a visit as it gears up for Apple Day on 4 October.

Festival Square in Manchester, by Monika Lukasik

Sustainable spotlight on Manchester International Festival

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles the environmental sustainability activities of Manchester International Festival within the emerging cultural ecology of the city.

Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

The Alternative? Incredible Edible Beer Garden, Eagle and Child

The Alternative? Elisa Burrai profiles the Incredible Edible Beer Garden at the Eagle and Child pub in Ramsbottom

Hough Lane Community Garden

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles not 'just another’ community garden. 

New life for rescued raspberries and renegade red onions

Rebecca Nicholl reports on an innovation from EMERGE and their Fareshare franchise: a range of 'Perfectly Good' preserves that cut food waste and offer a delicious addition to any table.

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