Bringing communities together to build a healthy, sustainable food system for everyone in Blackburn with Darwen. email info@bwdfoodalliance.org.uk

Blackburn, England
Joined August 2018
It's International Plastic Bag Free today. Great day to look out those reusable bags you've got and make sure you take them with you when you go shopping.
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So many great ebooks and audio books about cooking, growing and healthy eating all at your fingertips from your home
Today’s “how to” video will show you how easy it is to join the library from the comfort of your own home. Try it today and open up a world of learning! redirect.invidious.io/hBPonnMzIhM
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Fieldtrip time! A couple of weeks ago we hosted a lovely group of adult ESOL learners from @blackburndarwen at Witton Greenhouses for a tour, they really enjoyed it and we always love showing the local community around! @Lancswildlife @Sport_England @WeAreLSCFT
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Recently Sir Tim Smit talked about the need for a confetti of connections to making things happen. Many great meetings this wk with staff from @blackburndarwen working with local communities. @RichBrowntown @jackiefloyd17 With current challenges it's easy to forget the good bits
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Putting prevent at all levels at the top makes so much sense. Watch out for the BwD campaign to reduce household waste starting in July @BwDBins @BwdSally
Ian Bowles @WRAP_UK shares a hierarchy of methods for tackling food and drink waste. Prevention being the number 1 method ahead of recycling. #CIEHFoodSafety #FoodWaste #LoveFoodHateWaste
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Did you know that companies can use health claims on their products — even if they are high in fat, salt or sugar? 😲 At a time when budgets are tight, food companies should not be manipulating us into buying products that do not put our health first #DontHideWhatsInside
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Today we launched our own “all natural” snack 🌱 Complete with an Instagram account, bright packaging, lots of health claims and a giveaway 🎁 müd is inspired by @KelloggsUKI, so they won the giveaway! Here’s what happened when we delivered their prize 🤡 #DontHideWhatsInside
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Wonderful glimpse of what a sustainable food system looks like. Food from a community garden on the shelves of a community larder in less than an hour @BwDAdultLearn @edibleblackburn @BillyProjectCIC @jackiefloyd17 if you have excess produce growing pls get in touch
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Introduced to Your Support Your Choice online database today. Contains a wealth of info re services in BwD including lunch & breakfast clubs. @jackiefloyd17 @RichBrowntown @vickyshepherd15 yoursupportyourchoice.org.uk…
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Last weeks Food Programme is well worth a listen highlighting what people powered change can achieve within one city when people and sectors work together bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00187…
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There'll be celebrations at all the breastfeeding support groups next week & yesterday @jackiefloyd17 & I set up a display in the window of @BlackburnLib #FreeFamilyFun #FamilyDayOut #AllWelcome #BreastfeedingFriendly #BabyFriendly #BlackburnWithDarwenBreastfeedingFriendly
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When your mate & fellow Cllr @katfielding82 is a fab photographer & you spend a day borrowing stuff. 🙏🏼@Primark @rummage_bbn @dmarybutler creating a window display @BwDLibraries and see the ripples from holding @FoodBwD session a month ago. #connectionsconversationscollaboration
As well as our #FreeFamilyFun day in Darwen Market Square tomorrow, there are other things going on across the borough to celebrate our breastfeeding friending borough over breastfeeding week 😊 @BlackburnLib #FamilyDayOut #AllWelcome #BreastfeedingFriendly #BabyFriendly
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Consultation on changes to gov. public sector food & catering policy is important - 50% of food spend on food produced locally to high environmental standard, greater focus on waste & dietary recommendations. @jackiefloyd17 @blackburndarwen @bethwolfie consult.defra.gov.uk/public-…
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Just been checking out the range of free to download cookery books you can borrow from @BwDLibraries. No need to go into the library borrow online through BorrowBox. There are hundreds!
This 20 min. Talk from Tim Smit “the green enlightenment” is a must listen on so many levels …..why we are living in a world more exciting than at any time food/jobs/energy/shelter. Starts 4 min in. Morecambe: The Eden of the North redirect.invidious.io/uTuiMSd8P3A