November, 2021

07nov12:00 pm3:00 pmEncampment of Eternal Hope - Hemp for the FutureResearch at the Rowett Institute investigates hemp as a source of healthy and sustainable food. Drop in to learn more about hemp.The Briggait, G1 5HZ Organiser: RBGE Event Type:Cultural, Arts & Social,Workshop & TrainingTheme:Food & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich

The drop-in event will showcase to the public the concepts of how we can take climate action through the food we choose to produce and eat.Topics would include dietary and agricultural biodiversity, circular nutrition, circular/green economy, zero-waste concept, sustainable health (reduction/tacking of Non-Communicable Diseases, NNCDs), healthy environment.With hemp being used as a case study on how incorporating this into our diet can offer not only nutritional benefits but also environmental ones too. Furthermore, there will be exposed the possibilities hemp brings as an agricultural crop, its multitude of uses, expanding on the health benefits and its potential as climate change champion contributing towards a net-zero society.The event will be delivered by a scientist presenting and delivering abovementioned key topics and messages through various KE materials including a cookbook, leaflets and a takeaway recipe & ingredients pack (hemp pancake).

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About The Encampment of Eternal Hope:

Climate House presents The Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich – coming to The Briggait, Glasgow, for the international climate summit, COP26, 31st October – 10th November. The Encampment is an immersive environment, forming a central hub for creative fringe activities throughout COP26. Amplifying Indigenous voices through workshops and events that bring together artists, academics and activists from Scotland, Colombia and across the world. You are warmly invited to come and engage in meaningful dialogue about the effects of the climate crisis within a playful, dystopian woodland encampment of giant inflatable sculptures.

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Artists’ / Contributor Bios:

Dr Madalina Neacsu:Madi is a Research Fellow at the Rowett Institute. Her research promotes diet, food and agriculture biodiversity underpinning health through development of functional foods, nutraceuticals and natural products. She receives funding from the Scottish Government to investigate sustainable and healthy high-protein (novel) crops (i. e. buckwheat, hemp) growing or with potential to grow in Scotland. In her work she is focusing on developing technologies to deliver specialised functional foods for chronic disease prevention/maintenance. This by translating key findings from human studies into bioactive-formulations and food ingredients using a zero-waste approach, contributing to a circular nutrition and a greener economy.

Her work expanded to Brazil (CAPES grant) studying quinoa and Malawi (GCRF grant) studying moringa contributing to bring scientifically proven, patented fair-trade nutraceutical products closer to market.

Madi’s work involves working across industry and academia contributing to scientific patents and the compilation of dossiers for successful ESFA-approved health claims. She actively participates in knowledge exchange activities, specifically raising public awareness of the importance of consuming plant-based foods for people and planet health.

Walker & Bromwich:

Glasgow based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large- scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.

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Project supported by:

Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and SEFARI Gateway

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

The Briggait

G1 5HZ

Organiser

RBGERoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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