Squash Nutrition is an arts and health collective who, for over 10 years have been working towards a more creative, socially healthful Liverpool. We love making creative social health projects that celebrate food in all its wild and rich diversity. We celebrate good food and know it’s a brilliant social tool that really engages people. We embrace our shared environment and particularly the local food
we can produce in it – as a means of creative social inclusion, wellbeing and change.
Squash is a hands-on social enterprise; sharing and learning skills that make us feel more balanced and well. We’re especially interested in engaging with people who may have been socially or culturally marginalised. We think
that everyone should have equality of access
to the enjoyment of good food in all of its aspects and culture.
We are based in Toxteth and are committed to positive environmental action within our local community. We are committed to the Windsor Green Corridor programme – working towards making L8 an environmental hub for Liverpool, offering local residents and visitors opportunities to learn, rest and play in a cleaner, greener environment with a sustainable future.
We’re in it for the long-term. We imagine Liverpools urban food gardens developing
and shaping over many years; 50 years,
100 years, 200 years. Bearing fruit and veg,
and growing people.
As artists, chefs, film-makers, bee-keepers
and gardeners, the Squash team is passionate about developing new and vigorous arts and health practices. Our programmes embrace innovation and exchange and are built through community participation and ideas sharing processes. One such process that we believe will continue to have far reaching impact for both Liverpool citizens and those further afield is the Food for Real Film Festival, with its
3rd edition this year!
Film is a great medium for exploring food –
food for the future, food as culture and politics, food for health and change, foods as history and art, food for real. Through the Food for Real Film Festival our aim is to share important local
and global interests and issues with diverse audiences. We aim to grow this annual
Autumn festival that showcases both issue-driven and celebratory food-focussed films,
with corresponding educational activities,
talks and actions. Come and see!
A Squash Nutrition Production