Food, Communities and the Climate Emergency - One Year on from COP26
02nov9:30 am2:30 pmFood, Communities and the Climate Emergency - One Year on from COP26Making the connection between anti-poverty work, social justice issues and the climate emergency OrganiserWoodlands CommunitySt Silas Church, 69 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JE9:30 am - 2:30 pm Event TypeMeeting,Webinar & TalksThemeFood & Agriculture,Networking & Community Engagement
A joint event between Woodlands Community Development Trust and Nourish Scotland – making the connection between anti-poverty work, social justice issues
– making the connection between anti-poverty work, social justice issues and the climate emergency
– exploring what policy makers at a national level can learn from local food responses on the ground.
Keynote Speaker – Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government.
Woodlands Community has been at the forefront of integrating climate considerations into our anti-poverty work for almost a decade now. At the event we will be presenting findings from two research reports that were funded by the Scottish Government’s Food Insecurity Team as way of documenting our best practice.
– Addressing Community Need, Woodlands Community Food Work Evaluation (Dr Helen Traill, 2022)
– Woodlands Community Cafe and Veg Box Scheme. Integrating anti-poverty and climate breakdown work (Maggie Kelly, 2022)
The event will also feature a networking lunch and an opportunity for a study visit to our premises and community garden.
Standard tickets costs just £35, but for smaller and unfunded organisations and people on limited budgets, there is also a ‘pay what you can afford’ ticket option.
9.30 am Registration and Teas/Coffees
10.00 am Opening Welcome – Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland
10.05 am Key Note Speaker – Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government.
10.25 am Woodlands Community Presentations
– Woodlands Community Food Work, a potted history (Tim Cowen)
– Addressing the Community Need (Dr Helen Traill)- Integrating Anti-poverty and climate breakdown work (Maggie Kelly)
– Woodlands Community food work, the future? (Tim Cowen)+ Q & A chaired by Irina Martin, Nourish Scotland
11.10 am Break
11.30 am Break out discussion groups
12.15 pm Panel Discussion + Q &A
Chair – Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland
Andrew Stark, RSPB Scotland
Joe Lowit, St Paul’s Youth Forum
MaryAnne Macleod, Scottish Government
1.00 pm Networking Lunch
1.45 – 2.30 pm Optional Visit to Woodlands Community Garden/Community Meeting Room & Events Terrace
2.30 pm Close
Tickets cost £35, this includes tea, coffee, cakes and lunch. For smaller and unfunded organisations and people on limited budgets, there is a ‘pay what you can afford’ ticket option. All food will be plant based (vegan) and our menu will include gluten free options. Let us know when you book if you have any additional dietary requirements.
Option to donate
When booking, you will also have the option to make a donation to Buy forward a Veg Box for someone in need, as part of Woodlands Community’s Seasonal Veg Box Scheme.
(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
St Silas Church
69 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JE