UAC News May 2022

WING # 2 – Weds 8th June, 14.00 – 16.00 Our second annual Wider Interest Network Group (WING) is coming up on 8 June (14.00). The WING is a chance to find out more about the background to the Urban Agriculture Consortium, to hear about our Year 2 evaluation, and to change the pace of …

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UAC Feb 2022 – news

Progress and forthcoming eventsMany thanks to everyone who helped us develop the Urban Agriculture Consortium’s ever evolving networks in 2021. We look forward to more collaboration and progress in 2022. Is 2022 the year for an urban agroecology breakthrough? Quite possibly. There is growing awareness of the immediacy of the climate, biodiversity and health emergencies. This is …

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Now is the time for WECA to take on the future of food in the region. The West of England mayoral elections, and the appointment of Dan Norris (Lab) as the first elected mayor for the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) overtly committed to biodiversity and local food, heralds a new era of opportunity …

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The intimate relationship between our food and our climate

‘The Glasgow Declaration pledges to accelerate the development of integrated food policies as a key tool in the fight against climate change, commits local authorities to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban and regional food systems in accordance with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and calls on national governments and international institutions …

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Wales Real Food and Farming Conference

We’ll be running a session on 10.15 Wednesday 18th November. Cynyddu cynhyrchiant bwyd trefol adfywio: COVID a’r argyfwng hinsawdd / Upscaling regenerative urban food production: COVID and the climate emergency Cadeirydd / Chair:  Jeremy Iles, Urban Agriculture Consortium Panel: Gary Mitchell, Social Farms and Gardens; Kim Stoddart, Garden Organic Wales; Nick Weir, Open Food Network; Elizabeth Westaway, Public …

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Introducing Maddy Longhurst

We are pleased to introduce Maddy Longhurst who has joined the team on the Urban Agriculture Consortium project. Maddy has worked supporting emergent and pioneering projects for many years and brings skills in community organisation, sociocracy, project management, systems emergence and collaborative earth care. She says: ‘I, and many many others, are sensing a tipping …

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