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April 2017

GSI Seminar: Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Campus, room LAB111,

This seminar offers a great opportunity to find out about the Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub project. The Hub will be an innovative new food distribution and business incubation centre, dedicated to exploring what food systems might look like in a future with climate change and depleted resources. It also aims to increase the amount of locally and sustainably produced food that is consumed in Cambridge. The talk is free, open to all and will include a Q&A. A (sustainable) lunch will also be provided…

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Beginners’ Bread

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Cookery School, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Road, off Hills Road
Cambrridge, CB2 8EB United Kingdom
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Ever wondered if you could make your own bread? Join the Cambridge Cookery School bakers on Sunday 30th April as they show you how. Find out more and book here.  

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May 2017

BHRU Annual Lecture – Tackling Childhood Obesity: Are we doing enough?

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ,

Following the success of previous years, the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), in association with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), are back with their annual lectures for 2017. The lecture will be given by Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy and Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University. Tackling childhood obesity is a public health priority. Today one fifth of children are overweight or obese when they start school at age 4, rising to one third of…

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May Plant Swap at Trumpington allotments

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trumpington allotments, Foster Road, allotments trading hut
Tumpington, CB2 9JR United Kingdom
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Swap spare seedlings, plants and surplus seeds. Expand the range of plants you grow and meet other local gardeners. You can attend even if you don't have anything to swap, just make a donation. No admission charge. Everyone welcome. Arrive early for the best choice of plants. Directions here. There will also be another plant swap in June.

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Festival of Plants 2017

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside
Cambridge, CB2 1JE
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden will be hosting the annual Festival of Plants on 20th May 2017. The Botanic Garden is not just about the beauty of plants; it is an important focus for plant science research, not only in Cambridge but also around the world. Researchers investigate how plants work, how they evolved, how they are related to each other and how they can be used to address global problems as challenging as food security and climate change. Find out…

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June 2017

WWII Rationing Challenge Launch

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Luke’s Church, St Luke's Church, Victoria Road
Cambridge, CB4 3DZ United Kingdom
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  We are launching our World War II Rationing Challenge on 12 June and everyone is invited! It has transpired that despite the limitations of the WWII diet, people actually consumed a healthier and more sustainable diet than we do today. This is because people consumed less meat and dairy products and fewer processed and out of season foods. Join us on 12 June as we explore what is was like to live through rationing and to see what lessons…

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WWII Rationing Challenge

June 20 - July 18

  This summer, join us as we travel back in time to see whether we can eat as economically and sustainably as those living through WWII rationing. We may even feel healthier as a result! The WWII Rationing Challenge is a great opportunity to: Be reminded, in a small way, of the hardship that people endured in their daily lives during the war Shift your diet towards more sustainable practices Reap the economic benefits of a lower cost diet You…

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Course: Introduction to Permaculture

June 24 @ 9:30 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Trumpington Community Gardens,

Ever wanted to know more about permaculture? Then this course is for you! Hannah Thoroughgood, an experienced permaculture designer and teacher based at The Inkpot in Lincolnshire, will be leading this two day course. This course is the foundation that most take before moving on to the full Permaculture Design Course and possibly the diploma after this. The community garden is near the Foster Road Allotment site and Trumpington Community Orchard project, with both of these sites are likely to…

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