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How do we make it easier to eat locally? Come help shape your local food system. Our annual members meeting this year focuses on the practical: how to help connect consumers and producers.

Saturday 10 November, Kinghorn, Fife – free event, open to all (booking required)

In the morning we have some inspiring speakers to give a ‘big picture’ of food problems and solutions, then in the afternoon we get down to nitty-gritty making some real changes happen.

Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

MORNING TALKS

  • Land and Food: How do we get the Right to Grow? Author and campaigner Andy Wightman is Scotland’s leading Land Rights activist & Kat VandenBerg has been leading large-scale urban growing projects with the incredible Sow and Grow Everywhere project (SAGE)
  • Food Education and Regional Mapping: Eve Keepax (Eco Schools) designs and teaches what thousands of Scottish children learn about food and the environment in school, Dougie Watson (Farmers Markets Scotland) has been thinking through how we radicalise, reshape and maximise Farmers Markets.
  • Innovation and Enterprise: We have the wonderful Kate Bull specially from London from The Peoples Supermarket and the equally wonderful Laura Stewart (Soil Association)

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

  • How to Set Up a Food Co-op practical advice and ideas on how to do it. Save money and club together with collective buying power
  • Meet the Producer face to face discussion with the people who grow your food. What do you love and what do you need more of from your veg box/farm shop/local producer?
  • Being the Change food and carbon reduction – where are we making a difference? How can we have a bigger impact? Come get geeky with us.
  • Wild Food Walk with Mark Williams, of Galloway Wild Foods. Come explore the free food on your doorstep with Scotland’s foremost wild food expert.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

What are we feeding our kids at school? Robin Gourlay has pioneered sustainable school meals in East Ayrshire and is now looking across Scotland to do the same.

YOUR FIFE DIET: What Fife Diet will look like in 2020?

The Scottish Government has the ambitious target to reduce Scotland’s green house gases emissions by 42& by 2020. This will not be possible if we do not radically change the way we consume and produce our food.

This is an interactive session led by Jamie Thoms to help us visualising our work to build a more sustainable food system and the steps we need to take to achieve this.

Go to our Eventbrite page here to book your place and we’ll send you out a full programme: http://fifediet.eventbrite.co.uk

Finally – if you would like to volunteer to help us on the day, please get in touch as we need a hand!
Please contact Teresa Martinez: teresa@fifediet.co.uk or call us on 01592 871 371
Kinghorn Community Centre
Rossland Place
KY3 9TU Kinghorn
United Kingdom