2017


27th May 2017

The Perils of Palm Oil

Your favourite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm trees. Producing the edible oil wreaks havoc on the environment, leading to deforestation, habitat degrada ...


Photograph of a bee on wild flower
2nd May 2017

FREE Wild Flower Seeds!

Thanks to the 38 Degrees "All About Bees" campaign, we have 12 packets of bee-friendly, wildflower seeds to give away this month. Each packet will be given on a first-come-first-served basis, so contact me to claim yours quickly before they go! All seeds can be sown from mid-April to May or Augus ...


19th April 2017

Future of the Food Group

Only two people turned up to have their say on the future of the Food Group and although a couple of others have expressed an interest in being involved there are insufficient active members to continue meeting on a regular basis. Nonetheless, the Food Group will continue to work with the Waste Gr ...


2nd April 2017

Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste

Supermarket scales back ambition as official statistics show average family throws away £700 of food each year. To read more visit this link The Sum of Us campaigning organisation has created a petition asking Sainsbury's to stick to its original 50% target. Tell Sainsbury's to keep 50% food wast ...


21st February 2017

Love Food Hate Waste Training

In the UK, we throw away 7 million tonnes of household food and drink every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. The average family wastes around £720. CAG Devon want to work with you and your community to do something about this. Are you passionate about good food? Would you like to ...


18th February 2017

Seed Share 2017: give and take seeds and plants, swap gardening tips, chat to stallholders, and eat cake - what's not to like?

Everyone is welcome to come along to this year's Seed Share, organised by Sustainable Crediton's Food Group. If you have saved seed from your own garden, bring some along to swap for something new, or just take something away. Stalls will include the Devon Wildlife Trust, gardening-related topics s ...


23rd January 2017

Last Chance to Join the Crediton Pig Club

All welcome to come along (we hope everyone will buy a drink as a thanks to the pub for letting us meet in the side bar on this occasion). This meeting is effectively the last chance to join the Pig Club (membership for the year is £15) and will be about planning pig shares for 2017. ...