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Five easy vegetables to grow this Winter

Five easy vegetables to grow this Winter

The first year of Live Well courses has just ended and I must say I have been super lucky to be involved in this project that bonds healthy cooking with organic vegetables you can grow at your home - by Live Well Project Coordinator Clyo Parecchini

The challenges of promoting healthy eating through social empowerment initiatives

The challenges of promoting healthy eating through social empowerment initiatives

Guest blog by Barbara Salinas Trentini, ex WEN intern

food in Chile - If you think that organic products are difficult to find in cities like London, then you cannot imagine how people struggle to get these goods in developing countries.  In Chile, for instance, only a few supermarkets located in the richest boroughs of Santiago offer these kinds of products.

WEN's Autumn Gathering

WEN's Autumn Gathering

Thank you to everyone who came to our Autumn Gathering on the 13th of September - read on for a brief summary and some pictures of the day, and to find out more about the different stallholders and local gardening projects who attended.

Guest Blog: Sustainable Sustenance

Guest Blog: Sustainable Sustenance

Sustainable sustenance is much more than food. It is holistic, connecting seemingly separated issues and their solutions together.

A People's Food Policy - transforming the food system in England

A People's Food Policy - transforming the food system in England

 A People's Food Policy. a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations.

The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.


OCTOBER Seasonal Food- Butternut Squash Pasta

OCTOBER Seasonal Food- Butternut Squash Pasta

There’s nothing more satisfying that eating something delicious that you’ve grown yourself. At WEN, that’s basically our mantra! We believe that growing your own food is a guaranteed way to improve your diet, health and happiness, as well as reducing your expose to harmful chemicals found in pesticides. Eating seasonal, locally grown food also has vast benefits for the environment too, reducing the air miles of your food and decreasing your carbon footprint. Our seasonal food series shows you how to make the most of the fruits of the season in easy and delicious recipes. 

For October we are getting in a pumpkin mood- read on for a delicious and super easy way to use up butternut squash or pumpkins in the ultimate comfort food for cold Autumn evenings. 

Incredible Edible Milbridge

Incredible Edible Milbridge

Incredible Edible Milbridge (IEM) is a food growing initiative that is taking over a tiny town on the Maine coast. I chat with Susan Jordan Bennett, from the Women's Health Resource Library, who are being IEM to learn her thoughts on local food growing.

September Seasonal Food: Cinnamon apple cake

September Seasonal Food: Cinnamon apple cake

There’s nothing more satisfying that eating something delicious that you’ve grown yourself. At WEN, that’s basically our mantra! We believe that growing your own food is a guaranteed way to improve your diet, health and happiness, as well as reducing your expose to harmful chemicals found in pesticides. Eating seasonal, locally grown food also has vast benefits for the environment too, reducing the air miles of your food and decreasing your carbon footprint. Our seasonal food series shows you how to make the most of the fruits of the season in easy and delicious recipes. 

For September we are celebrating apples with a delicious cinnamon cake topped with sticky, sweet apples.

August Seasonal Food: Blackberry + almond tart

August Seasonal Food: Blackberry + almond tart

There’s nothing more satisfying that eating something delicious that you’ve grown yourself. At WEN, that’s basically our mantra! We believe that growing your own food is a guaranteed way to improve your diet, health and happiness, as well as reducing your expose to harmful chemicals found in pesticides. Eating seasonal, locally grown food also has vast benefits for the environment too, reducing the air miles of your food and decreasing your carbon footprint.

It's August and we are celebrating all things summer by picking wild berries and gorging on fruit pies.