Congress Workshops: Spotlight on Food Resilience

One of the real draws of Congress is the opportunity to participate in our hands-on workshops. This year we will tackle seven live issues affecting Bristol as well as many other towns and cities across the UK, Ireland and Europe. They cover topics from ‘self-build’ to digital urbanism, the economic lift from good place-making to the reconciliation between traffic and places.

Where is our food coming from?

Jeremy Iles, CEO of the Bristol based Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens – supporting 2,000 community growing groups, and providing advocacy for local food across the UK.

Rachel Harries, Soil Association and the new Community Supported Agriculture Network.

Mary  Clear, Incredible Edible Todmorden – pioneering urban food growing in public places- now spreading across the UK through the Incredible Edible Network.

Bristol is at the forefront of thinking about local food and resilience: we will explore some key questions in this dynamic session.

Using a mix of presentations, video footage and participatory challenges, we will explore some key questions around food resilience

  • Where does our food come from?
  • Who owns our food?
  • What will happens when the global population increases to 10 billion?
  • Can real farming provide an alternative to global business?
  • What is Bristol doing to lead the way?

Congress Programme