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Exploring the Transformative Power of Urban Farms: Lessons from Around the World

August 31, 2023

By Dr Alana Kluczkovski, Research Associate at FixOurFood, running GrowItYork our urban indoor community farm Urban farming is revolutionising the way we think about food production and community development. From urban deserts to bustling cities, these innovative farms are addressing food security, job creation, and social empowerment. Join us on a journey to explore some […]

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Read our latest report on transformation

August 21, 2023

Transformation: An introductory guide to fundamental change for researchers and change makers in a world of crises The concept of transformation is growing in relevance because of the complex nature of the challenges we face. Overcoming serious challenges, such as climate change, hunger, obesity, mental health, and inequalities, cannot be achieved by just improving what […]

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FixOurFood at the Great Yorkshire Show 2023

July 6, 2023

We are exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire Show! The show runs from Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th July. Find us in the Meet the Farmers area of the food hall where we will have our brand new demo vertical farm unit and a virtual reality experience which will transport you to our farm in central […]

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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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York Open Research award for Alana Kluczkovski

October 10, 2022

Alana holding up a bug and smiling

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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