Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


Urban Food Master Class by nadiacatkinhillman
April 8, 2010, 9:31 am
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PLANTING IDEAS…for a Better Green Infrastructure
Master class series, session 1: Urban Food

Date: Friday, 23 April 2010

Location: Boardroom, Brunel’s Old Station (next to Temple Meads), Bristol

Free (but cancellation fee applies)

>  23 April 2010 – URBAN FOOD…how Green Infrastructure can ‘step up to the plate’, part of the ‘Planting Ideas for a better Green Infrastructure’ master class series, organised by Sustainability South West and Natural England . This master class is an opportunity for all those engaged with the investment and delivery of green infrastructure (GI) across the South West to further explore and share the multi functional benefits that GI provides. The session is a chance to learn from national academics and experts, discuss issues and apply your knowledge to your place, and aims to help you ensure delivery of better GI in new or regenerated places, and sustainable communities in villages, towns and cities across the South West.
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> The urban master class will begin with background information on the current state of UK food production and consumption, and the challenges it will face in the future, in light of a range of factors including climate change projections and energy costs rises. Then speakers and delegates will discuss the role of green infrastructure to help support urban food growing, what is possible to achieve, and how can local areas work in partnership to deliver real progress. We will hear from international, national and regional key projects, including Food Up Front, the award-winning urban food growing network and the Capital Growth campaign, supporting community food growing spaces in London .  Using these projects as examples, we will discuss what makes a successful urban food project, identify barriers that need to be overcome and make strong links between the provision of food growing in GI and the health and well being of our local communities. Delegates should go away not only with background information and case studies, but also potential partnerships with other Local Authorities and organisations to help drive this agenda forward.
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> Key Class Leader: Professor Martin Caraher, Professor of Food and Health Policy, City University London
> Project presenters include: Food Up Front and Capital Growth
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> The morning session is booking up – but there are still plenty of spaces available in the afternoon session. The information and booking forms are also available at
http://www.sustainabilitysouthwest.org.uk/news/green_infrastructure_master_class_series_-_urban_food_and_natural_economy/

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