Foodpaths: the King’s Cross Movement – Growing Food in the City

  • Have you ever thought about ‘cities feeding people'
  • How can London be able to feed all its people?
  • What are the principles and practical knowledge needed for growing food in the city?
  • How can we challenge current global food systems through the growing of food in the city?
  • Would you like to meet other people and talk about these issues in your lunch hour?

Foodpaths_the King's Cross Movement-1 UCL (University College London) invites you to join us at Foodpaths: the King's Cross Movement.

A series of five events on the subject of food have been arranged at the Calthorpe Project – a green oasis in the heart of King's Cross - from January to June 2011.

Our First Event: Growing Food in the City

Thursday, 27th January, 2011 at:
The Calthorpe Project
258-274 Gray's Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LH
(500 metres from King's Cross Station, next door to the Eastman Dental Hospital)

Programme
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Food preparation with FoodCycle
12:30 p.m.- 02:00 p.m. Eating, talking and mapping

Speakers
Mila Campoy and Louise Gates, Calthorpe Project
Robert Biel, University College London
Phil Paulo, Camley Street Natural Park
Chris Church, Mapping for Change
Lara Glass, FoodCycle

For a charge of  £1 you can have a simple, healthy and homemade vegetarian lunch, prepared by FoodCycle, plus come and hear stories about growing food in the city, share your own experiences and exchange ideas about how we can all make our city provide better food for all of us. There will be take-away lunch boxes available.

Booking is essential.  Please book the following:

Food preparation with FoodCycle
Sitting down, having lunch together, and sharing ideas
Take-away lunch box

Attached please find our leaflets for your interest:
Download Foodpaths_the King's Cross Movement
Download Growing Food in the City

Come and join us!  You can contact us in any of the following ways:

Phone: 0781 357 4699
Email: info@foodpaths.org.uk, www.foodpaths.org.uk

Foodpaths: the King’s Cross Movement has been developed based on the experiences and extensive networks built through the successful public engagement project Food Junctions (www.food-junctions.org.uk) in spring 2010. Foodpaths aims, on the one hand, to make university-community engagement more sustainable and inclusive using food as the core element. On the other hand, it also aims to realise our rights to the city by constructing sustainable paths to make our city provide better food for all of us.

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