Somerset Food Sovereignty Skillshare Event

Nicole Vosper nicole at
Sun Aug 28 11:16:46 BST 2011

*Calling all food activists, growers, local foodies, transitioners and 
more from across Somerset  - you are invited to a day of ideas and 
action in Glastonbury on Sunday 16th October (Venue TBC) 10am - 4.30pm. *

Sunday 16th October is *World Food Sovereignty Day.* Food Sovereignty 
<> is the right of peoples 
to democratically define their own food and agricultural systems without 
harming other people or the environment. For more of what Food 
Sovereignty means please see here. 

The day will focus on:

**What is the Challenge? *
/Experienced activist and project manager at Somerset Community Food 
<>, Linda Hull 
<> has spent the last few 
years submerged in the world of food activism, meeting people from 
across the UK who are working to change our food system. She will give 
an overview of what she has learnt and will remind us all of the social 
and ecological effects of how we currently meet our food needs and why 
we need to make our local food systems visible. /

**What is Food Sovereignty?*
/Nicole <> from Reclaim the 
Fields <> will introduce 
the concept of Food Sovereignty, its emergence in the Global South and 
Europe and the new networks developing in the UK. /

Lunch will be a bring-to-share affair with local food recipes from 
across Somerset.

**Somerset Skillshare*
/Representatives from groups across Somerset will then share examples of 
action in their communities - from starting allotments to starting food 
co-operatives. We will hear what they have done, what they have learnt 
and learn about the resources we would need to develop similar projects. /

**Creating a strategy *
/The final part of the day will be a facilitated group session to take 
help us take away ideas for action. Plans emerging could form the basis 
of Transition Food Group's Energy Descent Plan or something similar. The 
aim is that we are focused, empowered and prepared for 2012 and beyond./

The day is entry by donation only. Please use the form below to register 
so we have an idea of numbers and please bring something to share about 
your experiences, any ideas or suggestions are also greatly received! 
Please also note people new to food activism are also completely welcome!

Many thanks and see you in October.

Organised by Reclaim the Fields 
<>, Somerset Community Food 
<>,  and the Transition 
Glastonbury Food Group <>.

***To book your place please register using the online form here on the 
Transition Glastonbury website: *

Wild Heart Permaculture
Nicole Vosper, Designer&  Gardener
Email: nicole at
Tel: 07543463025

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Diggers350 mailing list