Tuesday December 6 2011, from 1 to 3pm in Committee room 10 in the House of Lords (Enter via St Stephens Entrance; map can be found here)
HOW TO FEED A TOWN OR CITY
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology wants to investigate how, by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, food can be produced in cities and towns for an urban population, without compromising the environment.
Presentations and speakers at the event are
- Rosie Boycott; Chair of London Food
Rosie’s talk is titled “How food growing in cities is not only thriving but producing many unexpected bonuses”
I am chair of the London food Board, working directly for The Mayor. I am a former newspaper and magazine editor ( Esquire, The Independent on Sunday, the Independent and The Daily Express), a journalist and regular broadcaster, a one time small scale farmer, a feminist ( founder of Spare Rib magazine), trustee of The Hay festival, Non-Exec of The Eden Project and author ( most recently Our Farm).
- Mary Clear; Incredible Edible Todmorden
Mary clear is a dreamer and schemer , she is a grandmother of ten and fearful for their futures. Working with others Mary believes kindness is the only fix for what lies ahead. Mary sleeps like a baby because every day is filled with adventure, she is not afraid to make mistakes or learn hard lessons in her pursuit for a better world.
Mary’s presentation is called “The carrot who does not like sticks” – One towns attempt to put food at the heart of learning. A community approach to engage with sustainable agriculture and develop new ways to strengthen a market town in a super market culture. Incredible Edible has a beautiful simple message, beginning with, If you eat you are in…..
Part one of Mary’s presentation can be seen here:
Schools are the focus of the second part of Mary’s presentation:
The final part of Mary’s presentation covers related food projects.
- Clare Devereux; Food Matters
Clare Devereux is Policy Director at Food Matters. Food Matters works at a local and national level to create more sustainable and fair food systems undertaking research, policy development and project delivery. Food Matters is based in Brighton and Hove and is working on a range of initiatives exploring how to relocalise the food system in the city. This includes current work to explore the ‘foodprint’ of the city and understand how the city will feed itself in the future.
Clare’s presentation is called “How to feed a City: making Brighton and Hove’s food system sustainable”
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