Posted by Kathy Hopkin at 31/08/2012 15:18:08
“FEEDING THE CITY”
Monday 10th September, 6.00pm – 8.45pm
Banqueting Suite, Council House Birmingham, B1 1BB
What role should "food" play in making Birmingham a "leading green city"? Does Birmingham need to look ahead and prepare itself for when there might be real pressures on its food supply?
This Forum provides an opportunity to consider such questions as:
• Do we know enough about the city's demand for food? How much do we really need?
• Do we really know where our food comes from - and does it matter?
• Do we understand how much food we think is already grown within the city and what is the potential for the city to grow more of its own?
• Could Birmingham ever be self-sufficient in food?
• What role should planning decisions play in the city's approach to food?
Kate Cooper (New Optimists) who will give the long view of what a city might need to do to feed itself in the future;
Clare Devereux (Food Matters) steps Brighton has taken to be a "sustainable food city”
Jayne Bradley (Edible Eastside) highlights local schemes growing food and promoting community cohesion
Linda Hindle (Birmingham Public Health) will inform us about eating healthy, affordable food to improve the well-being and lifestyle of citizens.
So come along and participate in the discussion to develop innovative new approaches to food that lay the ground for new thinking on how Birmingham will feed itself in the future.