Urban Agriculture – Closing the Loop in Nottingham

07 Nov 16:46
Lucelia Rodrigues

TURAS puts @NottsNosh in contact with Nottingham celebrity chef @Satbains1 to explore the formation of a cooperative to close the food loop

Dr Lucelia Rodrigues and Prof Mark Gillott from the TURaS’ team Nottingham have put NotNosh and Food share in contact with the local celebrity chef, Sat Bains, to encourage the formation of a cooperative to close the food loop.
Sat is known for using local food through foraging, capitalising on the location by the river – one of his most famous dishes is the NG7, referring to the postcode of his restaurant.
The chef’s kitchen produces a lot of waste which is processed via a biodigestor to produce a compost. This compost is then used in the local allotments to produce food which is in turn bought and used in the restaurant. Food share is also providing consultancy for the restaurant to plant some of their own food.
The team is looking into expanding the idea into its demonstration site, the Trent Basin, exploring temporary use of brownfield sites around the regeneration area to provide new residents with space to plant some of their food.

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