URBAN FOOD TALK: Food from the city & sky

Tuesday 27 September 2011 - 18:30
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

Architecture Centre Network presents a stimulating talk about the opportunities to grow food in the very heart of our cities.

Speakers:

  • Ben Reynolds, Network Director at Sustain - Food for the city, from the city
  • Azul Thome, co-founder and project leader of Food from the Sky - Food from the Sky: a world first

Ben Reynolds, Network Director at Sustain, will be talking about his role developing a sustainable local food system for London. He will describe innovative projects illustrating that with imagination, the inner city provides opportunities to create urban market gardens growing fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables for local people, for local urban gardening apprenticeship and volunteering, to map, nurture and harvest local fruit trees to create jam, chutney, puddings and drinks, to turn empty shops into urban farming hubs and to create urban farmers markets. This is all happening here in London!

Azul Thome, co-founder and project leader of Food from the Sky, which is growing food and providing community learning opportunities on the roof of a supermarket in Crouch End, will tell the story of this unique project. Food from the Sky is establishing an inspirational alternative approach to food production and consumption.

Tickets: £5 / £3 for students & concessions, inc. a glass of wine.

(UDG members can also enjoy the reduced ticket price of £3)

Booking: http://www.eventelephant.com/foodfromthecitysky

Further information: www.architecturecentre.net