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Food as a Commons!
Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and the Cork Food Policy Council, invite you to:
Food as a Commons!
A morning seminar of debate and discussion
with an afternoon of field visits and feasting!
SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019 – 09:30 to 19:00
Commencing in: Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork City.
This event costs €20 per person (plus booking fee), which covers entrance to all our events on Saturday, including morning coffee as well as lunch during the Cocina Pública street feast.
Please secure your place by booking here – early booking is RECOMMENDED as numbers will be restricted in order to facilitate an engaged, constructive and convivial experience.
Our key speakers include
Researcher and Lecturer in Urban Food Systems,
AERES University of Applied Sciences, Almere, The Netherlands
Lecturer at the School of Applied Social Studies,
University College Cork
Co-Founder and former Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council
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 12 Jun 2019) is available here. Further updates on this event will appear on this page.
Public concern about climate change and biodiversity loss has led to increasing attention on our food system as both a cause but also a potential solution to environmental breakdown. Reform of European food and agricultural policies (CAP) is urgently needed in order to better protect nature and rural livelihoods, and growing numbers of people are becoming actively involved in reshaping food systems at local level.
We see a creative resurgence of practices to recover the value of food as a public good, and to help reduce our own personal environmental footprint. Growing food in cities offers numerous benefits for the urban environment and community resilience, and can improve availability of fresh, nourishing produce especially for those for whom access is restricted by income.
This day-long event is an opportunity to pool ideas, share experiences and celebrate the power of community in growing, cooking and eating food and to emphasise the central purpose of a food system: to produce food sustainably and feed people well.
With thanks to the European Parliament for financial provision to
Green European Foundation which supports this event.