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Restoring Food to the Heart of the Community

29, 30 Jun and 1 Jul 2018

By Thu 7 Jun 2018April 3rd, 2020Events, FOOD & FARMING

This event is now over

You can READ our report here:
READ our policy change proposals not only in response to the Milan Urban Food Policy pact but also to the review of the EU Common Agricultural Policy here,
SEE our photos of the event here.

Event Details

Cork Summer School

Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and in partnership with Dr Colin Sage of the School of the Human Environment in UCC and Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council, present a weekend Summer School on the theme:

Restoring Food to the Heart of the Community

in collaboration with artisan producers, community food security NGOs and local growers.

FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2018:

19:30 – Welcome reception and opening address.
Venue: The Library, Geography Building, University College Cork.


09:00 to 21:00 – Summer School.
Venue: Brookfield Health Complex, UCC, College Road, Cork.
followed by self-guided lunchtime tour of the English Market, Elizabeth Fort, St. Stephen’s Sustainable Food Lab and Nano Nagle Place.
Evening meal: Good Day Deli, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork.


10:00 to 12:00 – Visit to Knocknaheeny Community Garden.

Book Here


The Cork Summer School will cost €40 per person (plus booking fee), which covers entrance to all our events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including our wine reception on Friday evening as well as morning coffee and evening meal on Saturday. Please note this does not cover the cost of lunch on Saturday.

Please secure your place by booking here – early booking is advised.

Event Programme

Our speakers include

Colin Sage
Senior Lecturer in UCC and Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council

Cristina Grasseni
Professor of Anthropology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Oliver Moore
Journalist, Food Writer, Lecturer and Social Activist

Regina Sexton
Food Historian, Food Writer, Broadcaster and Cook

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A sessions which will allow full participation by those attending.

Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (last updated on 13 Jun 2018) is available here.

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.


Details of how to get to the UCC campus are available on their website here, including various forms of public transport as well as rates for using their public car parks. You also download various maps which may be of help to you reaching there.

We will be using two venues on the campus – the Library in the Geography Building on Friday evening and the Brookfield Health Complex on Saturday.


People are fed by a food industry which pays no attention to health and are treated by a health industry that pays no attention to food.

There is an urgent need for a joined up food policy for social justice, better health, greener cities.

The Summer School will ask how we can develop a healthy, sustainable and resilient food system that seeks changes to the current food system by improving equitable access to quality food, creating a fairer, healthier and sustainable food system, and reducing the environmental footprint of food.

With thanks to the European Parliament for financial provision to
Green European Foundation which supports this event.