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Sustainable Food

Waste Not, Want Not

Image: Woodley Wonder Works CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  Partly that’s about shifting away from Factory Farming to small-scale sustainable food production.  But it’s also about what we do with or food once it’s produced. Currently, around a third of all the food we produce […]

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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme ‘Grub’s Up’ is encouraging a shift in how we produce food: away from harmful Factory Farming towards Sustainable Farming. There are lots of small actions we can all take to eat more sustainably.  But to make the big changes we need to feed everyone whilst also mainting our […]

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Take Action for Sustainable Food

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  There are simple changes we can make in our own lives, but big changes are also needed in our food production systems. As the UK prepares to seek new trade deals around the world, our politicians need to […]

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The Trouble with Factory Farming

Our Grub’s Up! theme is all about supporting a shift from Factory Farming to Sustainable Food Production – but what is Factory Farming, and why is it a problem? Factory farming is a system of growing food that prioritises getting maximum food from minimum land area.  That sounds like it’s just good business sense, until […]

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Grub’s Up: Join Us!

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 We’re pleased to announced that for September & October 2018, we’re returning to one of our early peace & jutsice themes: Grub’s Up: Let’s make our food sustainable. More and more of our food is coming from ‘factory’ farms – warehouses crammed with livestock, or vast mono-crop plantations. This factory […]

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Peace Day Celebrations a Success!

Peace Hub joined up with our sister organisation Peacemakers to celebrate International Peace Day in style! Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) invited local schools to join in workshops exploring the Sustainable Development Goals.  These 17 goals, set by the UN, were the focus of this years’ Peace Day as ‘the building blocks for […]

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It’s our 1st Birthday!

One year ago today, Peace Hub first opened it’s doors to the public.  It’s been a busy year, full of awareness raising and taking action for peace & justice. Over the course of our first year, we’ve: Challenged the arms trade, lobbying the foreign secretary to embargo arms to Egypt and other repressive regimes. Supported […]

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Keep Taking Action for Sustainable Food

We’re coming to the end of our Grub’s Up! theme, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action for sustainable food: You can still email your MP asking them to support agroecology, reducing food waste, and food sovereignty in Africa, using our template letter as a guide. Or you can email International […]

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Share the Surplus: a Success!

Many thanks to everyone from Walsall Road Allotments, Knowle Road Allotments and the local Quaker allotment grower who generously donated to Share the Surplus. On Thursday morning we delivered potatoes, courgettes, marrows and runner beans to Handsworth Welcome, who cooked, served and distributed them ion Friday lunchtime to Asylum Seekers & Refugees.  Allotment growing is […]

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