Increasingly people in urban and peri-urban areas are growing food. There are many advantages to this: producing more good quality food, bringing producers and consumers closer together, bridging the rural/urban divide, improving food security, creating land justice. This seminar will explore the thinking behind these initiatives and policies, the benefits to people and the environment and what needs to be done to facilitate more food growing and production in or near urban areas which involves a wide range of people.
- Fiona McAllister (Capital Growth) and Rob Logan (Fringe Farming) from Sustain (https://www.capitalgrowth.org/)
- Arlene McKenzie: Project Manager with Rootz into Growing, whose aim is to engage greater diversity in the food growing landscape. The project is managed by Ubele Initiative with support from Organic Lea, Land in our Names, and Black Rootz. (https://www.ubele.org/rootz-into-food-growing)
- Joining Arlene- a last minute edition, we are pleased to announce David Mwanaka, growing maize in north London http://(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJ
- Glasgow Community Food Growing Network (https://glasgowfood.net/)
- Manchester Urban Diggers, Plattfields Market Garden (https://www.wearemud.org/about-us)
- Organic Lea (https://www.organiclea.org.uk/)