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Author: Belinda Morris

Building a local food action plan for Sheffield

May 12, 2023

By Christopher Yap, Research Fellow, City, University of London Since the start of the year, FixOurFood has been working with ShefFood, the local food partnership for Sheffield, to develop an innovative, multistakeholder local food action plan for the city. The development of the action plan has brought together almost 100 organisations to recognise and celebrate […]

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Planet Pizza – linking food with climate change

April 21, 2023

By Molly Watson, Department of Envionment and Geography, University of York How do you teach young people about the link between food and climate change? Around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change come from food but how do you communicate that message to primary school children, when it’s not something […]

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Supporting evidence-based practice and knowledge transfer for farmers

December 14, 2022

By Ruth Wade, Research Fellow, University of Leeds As part of the FixOurFood programme, the University of Leeds is researching the impact of regenerative farming systems in Yorkshire. For many farmers, the main aim of regenerative agriculture is to improve soil quality and fertility, and those who have successfully transitioned report significant changes in soil […]

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Unpacking school food supply chains in the public sector

October 13, 2022

By Rebecca Lait, University of York Utilising public procurement as a way to transform the sustainability of the food system holds great potential, especially when focussing on school meals supplied by local authority catering services. This transformative change can impact young people far into their futures, sparking their interest in this topic and teaching them […]

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Ready, steady, cook with microgreens

September 26, 2022

Image shows colleagues from FixOurFood at their stand at the Ready Steady Cook event.

As part of the York Environment Week, on Saturday, September 24, Alana Kluczkovski, Alice Thomas and Ulrike Ehgartner from FixOurFood’s local economies team joined Edible York’s Ready Steady Cook event. Taking place during Food Circle’s regular Saturday Producer Market at Tang Hall Community Centre, visitors joined Rachel Denton from the Pie Kitchen during her cooking […]

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Regenerative agriculture survey

February 7, 2022

As part of their research into regenerative agriculture for the FixOurFood programme, the University of Leeds is leading a project to understand the current opinions, activities and challenges associated with regenerative agriculture in the Yorkshire area. The team is capturing data via a survey which can be found here: The team is also launching […]

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Grow It York: Believing in healthy food

September 9, 2021

In a previous blog post, Katherine Denby, from the University of York, introduced the vertical farm project which she is leading as part of the FixOurFood programme. In this blog post, we explore the partnerships which are behind Grow It York. For those who haven’t heard of Grow It York, it is a vertical community […]

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