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Eat your way to a better world

Ruth Stokes

4th December 2013

Keen to save the world but don't want to end up in a Russian prison? In the second of her 3-part 'Activism for Busy People' series, Ruth Stokes suggests changing the way you source your food as an approach to activism that won't turn your life upside down. more...

How do you feed a city of 117,000 people sustainably?

August 30th, 2013

Charlie Taverner

Exeter might be affluent and hungry for locally produced, sustainable food, but in common with other towns and cities across the UK, independent retailers, producers and food entrepreneurs face an uphill challenge, reports Charlie Taverner
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Shrimp sifting

In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
Five of the best… country pubs

Five of the best… country pubs

Rachael Stubbins

23rd April, 2012

Fresh, locally sourced produce, real ale and cosy fireplaces: the Great British country pub is one foodie tradition that’s not going anywhere. Rachael Stubbins rounds up five of the best more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...
In season now: what to eat in February

In season now: what to eat during February

Ben Hudson

30th January, 2012

It's the month of love, so warm the cockles by tucking in to wonderful seasonal fare. Big Barn founder, Anthony Davidson, shares his February favourites more...
veg boxes

Five of the best…organic veg box schemes

Ruth Styles

16th January, 2012

Whether you’re looking for seasonal veg or slaughter-free milk, Britain’s box schemes make avoiding the supermarket a cinch more...
In season now: what to eat during January

In season now: what to eat during January

Ben Hudson

9th January, 2012

Love British Food’s Alexia Robinson talks seasonal eats, New Year’s resolutions and a gastronomic alternative to the Olympics more...
Farm Shops

Ten of the best…farm shops

Vanessa Jones

4th November, 2011

Offering the ultimate in locally produced food, Britain's farm shops are a culinary national treasure more...
green christmas

The Ecologist guide to greening Christmas

Ruth Styles

1st November, 2011

From food to fun, we've got the skinny on how to make this year's festivities the greenest ever more...
apples

In season now: what to eat during October

Henry Gass

3rd October, 2011

Beetroot, apples and carrots are all part of October’s culinary repertoire. Top chef, Theresa Webb of the Kitchen Buddy Culinary School picks her favourites more...
organic veg

Ask the Ecologist: Which is best - local or organic?

Ruth Styles

14th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week it’s the question of local versus organic produce under the spotlight more...

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Five of the best... environmentally friendly cookbooks

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Greener eating doesn’t have to mean compromising on taste or quality, as these five books, reviewed by Valentina Jovanovski, prove more...
Organic restaurants

Top 10…eco-friendly eateries

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Looking for a fabulous place to eat without compromising on your eco-friendly lifestyle? Valentina Jovanovski serves up 10 restaurants that combine good eating with a green ethos more...
Community Orchards

What is a community orchard?

Matilda Lee

6th May, 2011

The pioneers behind Apple Day - Sue Clifford & Angela King of Common Ground - have recently published a handbook on community-owned fruit orchards. Here they give the Ecologist their top tips and advice on getting started more...
holding

The cheese wedding cake: the cruelty-free choice

The Ecologist

25th April, 2011

Sink your teeth into a cheese wedding cake and leave concerns about pesticides and battery hens behind more...
farmers' markets

Top 10…UK farmers’ markets

Jeff Holman

15th April, 2011

From local specialities to homemade treats, shopping at Britain’s farmers’ markets is a great way to get stuck into premium produce and support local farmers. Jeff Holman rounds up some of the best more...

Forget Nori: Laverbread is the seaweed to savour

The Ecologist

14th February, 2011

Parsons Pickles' Welsh laverbread might not look particularly promising but it does pack a seriously nutritious punch

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FARM: shop

FARM: shop - East London's radical experiment in food growing and community building

David Hawkins

14th January, 2011

FARM: shop in Dalston is a revolutionary new take on urban food self-sufficiency: a cafe and community hub with its own rooftop chicken coop, pigs and floating garden more...
Community shops

How we can make local food work for all

Jennifer Smith

27th December, 2010

The aim of a dynamic, lottery funded project is to make it both physically and psychologically easier for people to engage with local food more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...

How to campaign for better food

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

29th June, 2010

Concerned about the state of your food? Here are some ways to tackle the problem at root - from community gardens to animal welfare more...
trolleys

Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...
An interactive cow

Beef: an interactive buyer's guide

Darina Allen

1st February, 2010

Do you know your clod from your foreshin? Learn more about rare, cheap cuts of beef (and why local and well-hung meat is best) in this interactive guide from chef Darina Allen more...

CASE STUDY: turning farmland into allotments

Dorienne Robinson

6th October, 2009

Chyanhall Allotments in Cornwall has provided a successful model for farmers and landowners to generate income while providing a grow-your-own space for the community more...

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