Love Food Hate Waste? Free workshop, 9th May

Love Food, Hate Waste are running a free workshop to help people reduce their food waste and even save money. The session will be held at: Cultivate Community Garden, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, SY16 4HX

Friday 9th May 9.30am-12.30pm

lovefoodhatewaste walesThe sessions are aimed at trainers, advocates, community leaders or interested people in local communities and organisations interested in reducing food waste. Love Food Hate Waste will provide the know-how and the tools for attendee’s to pass on the environmental and financial benefits of Love Food Hate Waste to staff, friends and family. The messages are all aimed at householders, therefore anybody and everybody, covering the following:

  • How best to store food and the reasons/benefits for planning meals.
  • A frozen bin or a freezer that works for you?
  • De-mystifying the date labels …what do they mean?

Our latest figures show that we can save up to £60 a month by taking steps to reduce food waste from our homes.

This training is free and includes background information on LFHW to give attendees an idea of why reducing food waste is so important to us all; activities to encourage discussion around the main issues such as dates and storage of food; as well as looking at ways to help pass the messages on.

You can find more information about reducing food waste in general at Love Food Hate Waste.

To book a place on this workshop, please contact Eifion Williams on

eifion.williams@wrap.org.uk or 07985 953185

Incredible Edible

Community gardening is growing! This Saturday over 100 people attended the Be Incredible Conference in Todmorden, the home of the international Incredible Edible movement. It was inspiring to see so many people ‘progergander’ gardening in their towns. Todmorden started Incredible Edible in 2007 and now the town is absolutely full of edible plants, it’s fantastic to see.

Youth Centre raised beds

Youth Centre raised beds

Communal herbs outside the Theatre in Todmorden

Communal herbs outside the Theatre in Todmorden

The idea behind the movement is to provide good local food for everyone through working together, supporting local businesses and learning about food. We are doing all of these things right here in Newtown, so it was great to meet up with other people doing the same thing across the country.

In Todmorden, even the new Health Centre has been planted up with pears, apples, raspberries and herbs all up for grabs. The canal path is lined with mint, the station with herb beds. There is even a ‘vegetable tour’ to take in all the sights.

Edible bench in the Health Centre car park

Edible bench Todmorden Health Centre car park

The movement has captured the imagination of so many towns, that a national network has been developed to allow people to share ideas and get in touch with other projects.

We have a fantastic community garden established next to the College…is it time to branch out and start ‘propergander’ gardening around the rest of Newtown?