Food, Communities and the Climate Emergency - One Year on from COP26

11oct6:52 pm6:52 pmFood, Communities and the Climate Emergency - One Year on from COP26St Silas Church, 69 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JE6:52 pm - 6:52 pm OrganiserWoodlands CommunityEvent TypeMeeting,Webinar & TalksThemeCommunity Engagement,Food & Agriculture

Event Details

A joint event between Woodlands Community Development Trust and Nourish Scotland

– 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.

About

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.

Programme

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

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.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:52 pm - 6:52 pm

Location

St Silas Church

69 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JE