These are events for local residents which take place in specific neighbourhoods around Cambridge, organised with the help of the City Council during the summer and autumn. With activities including skips where residents can bring unwanted objects to be recycled, ‘swap tables’ for second hand things run by the City Recycling Champions, as well as barbecues and other refreshments these are days for the community to come together, and often share local produce. Cambridge Sustainable Food will be holding interactive information stalls at the upcoming Community Days, with activities for children and information for adults, Love Food Hate Waste Freebies like spaghetti portion measurers and lots of great recipes. Watch this space for details of upcoming community days.
2016 Pumpkin Festival
After the success of Cambridge’s first Pumpkin Festival in 2015, Cambridge Sustainable Food organised a second festival in 2016 to further squash food waste. The festival was extremely popular, with over 2700 attendees. The issue of food waste in the UK was highlighted through events ranging from cookery workshops and fine dining, to a pop-up farmers’ market and kids’ disco. Highlights of the festival, including two short films, can be found here.
Take a look at the Pumpkin Festival website for food waste facts and tips, recipes, and details of the upcoming 2017 Festival!