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Rosario shows us the way

It’s thrilling to see that Rosario in Argentina has won the World Resource Institute Prize for Cities 2021 – for it’s incredible transformation from economic collapse in 2001 to a resilient agroecological city. I was honoured to meet Antonio and Raul, who coordinate Rosario’s agroecological transition, when they came to London in 2019 as part …

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Event: building real food and farming systems in northern cities. 14th Sept 10am-12.30pm

It really great to see our northern pathfinder cities sharing a platform to talk about their experiences and challenges in building real food and farming systems. Buy tickets here on Eventbrite. This virtual workshop will use case studies and presentations to: Explain how urban farms can contribute to our food supply and food sovereignty aims, …

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Hope Spots: Mapping potential food growing land in Lancaster (and beyond?)

UAC has been able to take a prototyped mapping tool developed with GeoFutures and the FoE experiments team in Bristol for mapping land for trees, and link it to Food Futures in Lancaster. What they are now creating is a ‘Hope Spots’ mapping tool that will help the district of Lancaster plan, in real terms, …

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What does the NFS have to say about Urban Agriculture? A few initial thoughts…

The much anticipated National Food Strategy has given us this fascinating overview of land use (below). We can see that 50% of habitable land in the world is given to agriculture and 1% is urban and built up. So straight off the bat this shows us that when we think about transforming urban food systems, …

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