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Fairtrade Fortnight: Get Involved!

27th February – 12th March 2017 is Fairtrade Fortnight! According to the Fairtrade Foundation: “Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.”  And Peace Hub is looking forward to joining in! […]

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Why Support Fairtrade?

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]

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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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For Better & for Worse: International Agreements on Food

There are two major international agreements being negotiated at the moment, that the UK is part of: the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership and the Sustainable Development Goals.  Both are wide ranging, and cover several important issues that you might want to take action on.  But here we’ll focus on the aspects that relate to […]

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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Peace Hub is encouraging a shift in how we produce food: away from harmful Factory Farming towards Agroecology. But what on Earth is agroecology?  And why is it a good thing? Agroecology is a sustainable approach to food production looks at farming as part of the wider ecosystem and wider society.  Small-scale sustainable farms mean […]

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The Trouble with Factory Farming

Our Grub’s Up! theme is all about supporting a shift from Factory Farming to Agroecology – 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 you look […]

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Take Action to Make our Food Sustainable

Pop into the Hub to take action for sustainable food: The Bad News: Our current food system is geared towards factory farming, which tries to get maximum food from minimum land-space.  This approach is causing problems of diease control amongst animals, poor animal welfare, wasting of resources and environmental damage.  Not only is the UK […]

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Free Children’s Activity

Families are warmly invited to: Grow Your Own Free Drop-in Activity for Children throughout the School Summer Holidays 2015 at Peace Hub Pop into Peace Hub any weekday between 11:00 and 14:30 to take part in this simple seed-planting activity. Children will get the chance to learn about where food comes from, and take home […]

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