(Webinar) Growing Food Resilience: Community Gardens and Climate Action
How can growing our own food help to tackle climate change? What are the other benefits of community food growing? And how can communities get started if they want to grow their own food and make sure they’re gardening in the most environmentally-friendly way possible?
Join us with speakers from Social Farms & Gardens, Incredible Edible and the Global Gardens Project to discuss the role of community food growing in tackling climate change and boosting local food security, as well as what support is available in Wales for your community to start your own food growing projects.
Several of our Egin-supported groups have ambitions to start community growing projects, and a lot of our Peer Mentors are experienced in working with everything from school gardens to regenerative agriculture, food pantries to permaculture – so we’re expecting plenty of lively discussion and opportunities for you to meet each other, share stories and ask questions!
Celia Williams, Incredible Edible – one of our Egin Peer Mentors, Celia was Wales co-ordinator for Incredible Edible, has run Incredible Edible Conwy for the last 10 years, and is now a board member for Incredible Edible CIC. She has worked as a Community Composting Co-ordinator as well as starting Garden Share Conwy and brings over 20 years of experience in community food projects.
Poppy Nicol, Global Gardens Project – Poppy is an Egin Peer Mentor as well as project co-ordinator for Global Gardens Project, a community growing project based in Cardiff that received support from Renew Wales in 2020-21. Poppy is also passionate about seed saving and food security and was part of co-facilitating a People’s Assembly that informed Food Cardiff ‘Good Food Strategy’.
Alison Sheffield, Social Farms & Gardens – We’ll hear about SF&G’s new Camau Gwyrdd (Green Steps) programme which aims to use the strengths and knowledge of the community growing sector to embed climate focused outputs into our communities, around areas such as ‘Low Carbon’ Food, Community Supported Agriculture, and climate mitigation & action.
Where? Zoom (online) – register here
When? Thursday, November 29th, 2-3pm UK time