What can I do?

Welcome!

If you want to find out how to change your own food habits to be more earth-friendly this is the page to be. Here we have collected the links to many websites, which can help you transition. Do you want to find out how to preserve that food you just can't eat? Or want to shop more locally? Explore below to find out how.

If you know of any websites of your own you would like to share please email Nicola.

Local Food

Cooking

  • See eat the seasons for advice on what foods are in season now, to help you plan your shopping and meals

Reducing waste food

Useful links for growing your own:

  • Garden Organic is a good source of advice on organic gardening including herbs, veg and fruit
  • The Royal Horticultural Society also has advice, a blog and discussion forum
  • Free Compost made from green bin collections by Amey
    • Or make your own bin as well from old wooden palettes. (One of us got free materials from a builders merchant which is a great way to recycle packaging.)
  • Real Seeds is an excellent source of good vegetable seed varieties - no hybrids
  • Seedy Sunday
    • This is an annual event in January where you can swap seed collected from your own harvest or exchange seed from commercial seed merchants. You can also buy heritage seed varieties or make donation to Heritage Seed Library for seeds they promote. It is organised by Trumpington Allotment Society with support from Transition Cambridge - More here
  • Get an allotment!
  • Delfland Nurseries Limited sell organic vegetable plants, and can send them out by post (mail order catalog here; they are relatively local (based in March). Plug plants start from 7p each, and allotment groups can purchase plants by the tray at reduced prices
  • Set your mind at ease about lead contamination here

Store and preserve food you have grown

Food Sustainability and Climate Change