Our Daily Bread
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 3, using bread as our vehicle for discovery, we will examine the role of wheat in our food story, dissect the changing nutritional composition of the bread proteins, research the continuing degradation of bread as a daily staple and look at solutions to the impact of industrially processed bread on our health. As well as inspecting some wheat, we will do some milling.
We will also explore the role of bread as a community organising force for change. Our guides for the day will be Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke, Directors of Scotland the Bread with guests, including the Bridging the Gap Community Bakers.
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.