Food in Common – Event at Dundee Commons Festival

Fergus Walker
11th August, 2015

Fergus Walker will be leading a discussion at this event on Common Good Food's exciting new idea - the Community Croft.

Food in Common – Opportunities, Challenges and Resources

Tuesday 25th Aug, 14.30 – 17.30 – FREE workshop and discussion - go here for more details

An opportunity to meet and share insights with Dundee’s growing food network. In conversation with Dundee Urban Orchard, Dundee Social Enterprise, Faith in Community Dundee, Dundee Foodbank, and Common Good Food. 

This event aims to raise awareness concerning the gaps in provision and the emerging opportunities to generate a more sustainable food culture in Dundee and the surrounding area.

Following a general introduction, participants will be introduced to four exploratory strands:

One strand will focus on increasing the capability and capacity of organisations, groups and individuals to grow, market and generate income from their produce.

A second strand will consider local research with people requiring emergency food provision at drop-ins, which provide free meals, socialisation and information. Thought will be given to the role of sharing food as a means of raising consciousness and improving access to services. In addition, consideration will be given to why these drop-ins (and Foodbanks) exist as a feature of our society and whether their existence is desirable.

A third strand will focus on the use of gardening and food production to support people’s wellbeing through formal measures like social prescribing from the GP and employability options to give individuals core transferable skills.

A fourth strand will introduce Common Good Food’s community croft model of food production; a model that aims to address a gap in small-scale urban and rural food production whilst building community resilience, and contributing to local food systems and economies.

The overall aim of this event is to build a more resilient food culture within Dundee and surrounding areas by connecting individuals, community groups and organisations who share a common goal and sustainable vision.

Where: Roseangle Commons, 132 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4JW – enter via Roseangle Arts Café

When: Tuesday 25th August 2015, 14.30 – 17.30 (with a lunchtime talk by Mike Small exploring related topics between 13.00 – 14.00)

For more information please contact jb4change@gmail.com or see www.dundeecommonsfestival.wordpress.com.

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