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The Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year with a city-wide programme of food events this month which showcase the city’s good food movement.

Carol Adams is the Director of Food Adventure Social Enterprise Limited, and the founder of Back To Our Roots; a project which teaches people in Wales how to grow vegetables such as okra and callaloo.
In our latest blog post, Carol tells us why this was important to her

FoodCycle is a national charity that aims to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We caught up with Suzanne Waring, the Wales Regional Manager for FoodCycle, to find out more.

The Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year in September, with Food Cardiff offering grants to community groups to celebrate the abundance of autumn and promote seasonal planet-friendly food.

The Bridging the Gap programme, has been launched to tackle this challenge and create new ways to better enable low-income and marginalised communities to access affordable, healthy, planet-friendly food.

Later this month, you are invited to join individuals, organisations and businesses from across the city for our next Food Cardiff network meeting (from 5-7pm on the 17 July)

World Refill Day, observed annually on 16th June, is designed to create an alternative vision of the future and accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic and towards refill & reuse systems.

Clayton Hotel, Cardiff is partnering with Food Cardiff to help fund its Community Food Retail Network, supporting people who are struggling to access food or under pressure from the cost of living.

Orchard Cardiff is a small volunteer-run initiative that harvests fruits from trees in people’s back gardens. Although we don’t have our own location, we always say tongue-in-cheek that the whole of Cardiff is our orchard!

Over a sunny couple of days, the first face-to-face Sustainable Food Places conference since 2019 and the COVID pandemic took place at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford.

Last month, on the 10th March, 30 individuals, organisations and businesses attended our quarterly Food Cardiff network meeting. Our regular meet up brought together an eclectic mix of community food projects, food producers, food retailers, dietitians, educators and public sector officials from across the city.

A specialist financial services business with headquarters at One Central Square has become the latest city-centre organisation to get behind the campaign to make Cardiff one of the UK’s most sustainable food places by 2024. 

Food Cardiff, the city’s rapidly growing food partnership, is leading a campaign to bring together businesses, third-sector organisations, and major institutions in the city to help Cardiff reach Gold Sustainable Food Places status in the next two years.