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York Open Research award for Alana Kluczkovski

October 10, 2022

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Dr Alana Kluckzovski from our Hybrid Economies research team has received a York Open Research Award for her contributions to the Take a Bite Out of Climate Change initiative. The scheme provides the ‘opportunity to celebrate projects and advocacy initiatives across a variety of disciplines, recognising work which encourages dialogue, reflection and broader thinking about […]

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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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FixOurFood awarded funds to collaborate with Maastricht University

June 29, 2022

The University of York and Maastricht University launched a partnership in 2017 to establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges, and to share best practice among their staff. These research and education programmes were supported by a €3m joint investment to encourage and facilitate innovations to tackle challenges to developing a more sustainable […]

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MBE awarded to Jan Thornton

June 7, 2022

Congratulations to Jan Thornton who has been awarded an MBE for her outstanding efforts and services to rural communities. Jan is a key collaborator and supporter of our activities with hybrid business models, sharing her valuable experience and connections across the region to help us progress our aims. This award is well deserved considering her […]

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FixOurFood Urban Farm in York – a case study

March 1, 2022

The team running GrowItYork, our urban farm set in a container, are featured in a case study which has been shared by our collaborators LettUsGrow. Prof Katherine Denby set up the farm in 2021 and is leading the initiative that is growing and providing food at the heart of the community. You can read more […]

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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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FixOurFood Director meets HRH Princess Anne

November 30, 2021

On the 23rd November, Prof Bob Doherty was a keynote speaker at the British Nutrition Foundation annual day entitled ‘Healthier People on a Healthier Planet – the perfect outcome for a transformed food system’. Bob presented the achievements and aspirations of FixOurFood and was one of 6 speakers at the event alongside Prof Guy Poppy, […]

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Evaluation of the Holiday Activities and Food programme

October 21, 2021

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The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a government funded initiative which provides all eligible children across the top-tier authorities in England free, healthy meals, as well as a vast range of exciting and enriching activities. It is well recognised that school holidays can add extra pressure to families who are already struggling to […]

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National Food Strategy White Paper Team visit FixOurFood

October 10, 2021

On October 4th and 5th 2021, FixOurFood were privileged to host a delegation of representatives from the DEFRA National Food Strategy white paper team. The meeting was held at Spark: York, the vibrant social enterprise container park in the centre of York and one of our collaborators on the programme. The visit was timed to […]

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