Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub: May Update

By now, many of you may be aware of the plans to create a Sustainable Food Hub in Cambridge. For those of you who are less familiar with the project, the idea behind the Food Hub is to create a large-scale food distribution and business incubation centre where everything that takes place is at the cutting edge of sustainability.

Over the last few months the Hub has been attracting a great deal of support. Just last week, Duncan Catchpole, who is leading on the project, was invited to Highgrove (Prince Charles’ own organic farm) where he was given a special tour of the Duchy Farm in Gloucestershire alongside John Sauven (CEO of Greenpeace), Craig Bennett (CEO of Freinds of the Earth), Patrick Holden (former chair of the Soil Association and director of the Sustainable Food Trust) and professor Nic Lampkin (director of the Organic Research Centre).
 This summer, the Food Hub will be focusing on raising funds, awareness and support to secure the future of this incredible project.
As a result, Duncan will be giving a presentation about the Food Hub project at the Sustainable Food Cities conference in Edinburgh next month, and the Harmony in Food and Farming conference in Wales in July, which will be attended by Prince Charles.
The crowd-funding campaign continues throughout the summer with the aim of reaching a funding target of £150,000. Please take some time to read through their proposal, here, and show your support by making a donation!
Other ways that you can show your support for this great local initiative is by volunteering as a ‘campaign partner’ or by raising money and awareness for the project through Swim the Cam’ on the 15th July, a sponsored 3.8km swim in the River Cam from Byron’s Pool to Sheep’s Green. This year, instead of asking for sponsorship, the Food Hub is asking people to pledge money to the crowd-funding campaign by visiting https://www.spacehive.com/cambridge-sustainable-food-hub. Already, a great number of people have signed up to the challenge – if you are interested in taking part please email Duncan Catchpole, duncan@cofco.co.uk.