We would like to invite you to join our Field of Enquiry team to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens. When you divide all the arable land on our planet by the people, we each have 2000m2.
Over 10 Saturdays, topic by topic, we will examine the current state of affairs, make sense of the pressures on the system and, as enquirers, we will frame the questions we should ask our scientists, farmers and politicians to answer if we are to do things differently.
We will unearth the role of soil in our ecology and question how best to graze the grass and farm protein. We will unpack the impact of our industrialised food system on our daily bread, our nutrition and health. We will grapple with the big numbers and small actions on carbon emissions and food waste. We will assess our impact on our fellow species, whether they be walking, swimming or flying, and imagine how to better use our land.
Our Scientific Advisory Group, involving some of our finest scientists, nutritionists, ecologists, advisors and farmers, informs our Field of Enquiry. We will present them with our findings and questions in March 2017.
We want to bring together a diverse group of participants to mirror all aspects of our food system – cooks, growers, environmentalists, teachers, grandmothers, policy advisors, people who work in and for the food system. The dates are below:
Saturday 8 October 2016 - Our global and local field http://bit.ly/2bI9xHG
Saturday 22 October 2016 - The birds and the bees http://bit.ly/2bI9yv7
Saturday 5 November 2016 - Our daily bread http://bit.ly/2bNZu6t
Saturday 19 November 2016 - Using our grass: cattle, sheep and deer http://bit.ly/2bNZ28m
Saturday 3 December 2016 - Meat from grain: pigs, fish and poultry http://bit.ly/2bXQSeU
Saturday 14 January 2017 - Waste not, want not http://bit.ly/2bzxCmc
Saturday 28 January 2017 - Soil and sustainability http://bit.ly/2b97WhU
Saturday 11 February 2017 - Eating well and living well http://bit.ly/2bO0x6m
Satrurday 25 February 2017 - Feeding the cities http://bit.ly/2bw6h3b
Saturday 11 March 2017 - A Citizen's Agricultural Policy for Scotland http://bit.ly/2bNZhR5
PLEASE NOTE – Our Field of Enquiry Team has a limited number of members. You can attend individual sessions, but priority places will be reserved for people who can attend the whole programme. This ticket registers your interest in becoming a member of the Field of Enquiry Team for all 10 sessions, but in order to secure a place, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and, in no more than 100 words, let us know -your key areas of interest; any relevant groups or associations you belong to and would hope to influence, and the first question you would like our Field of Enquiry to explore. Deadline 19 September. Decision by 23 September.
For more information and to book for less than all 10 sessions, please check the indivual workshop detials. If you would like to book for all 10, please book here.