Over 10 Saturdays, 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.
On day 9, we consider the fact that for the first time in our history, more people live in cities than in rural communities. We know that the regional area around Edinburgh can supply all the basic food the region needs - but the link between where we live and what we eat is broken.
Using current data on field and land use around the city, we can calculate what kinds of changes in production and distribution systems are possible to enable us to deliver fresh food straight from our farms to our kitchens and cafes. Come help us design the new food system.
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, but in order to secure a place, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Email email@example.com 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.