Sat15Oct - SW Food Sovereignty Skillshare in Glastonbury

Nicole Vosper nicole at
Tue Oct 4 12:06:08 BST 2011

*Due to the overwhelming amount of out-of-county support, the Somerset Food Sovereignty Skillshare 
<> is now becoming a 
south-west wide event. *

At Tor Leisure -  7 Street Road, BA6 9EF Glastonbury, U.K.

*This means organisers, growers, transitioners and anyone who is 
concerned about our food system from Somerset, Bristol and the South 
West is invited to Tor Leisure on SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER from 10am till 4.30pm.*

****Please note we now also have Graciela Romero, International Director of War on Want speaking on the day. If you are intending to come please use the booking form here.**** <>

The 10th -16th October is *World Food Sovereignty Week*. 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 find some resources here. 

Organised by the Transition Glastonbury Food Group 
<> and Reclaim the Fields <> the day will focus on:

**What is Food Sovereignty? *
/Our special guest speaker is *Graciela Romero, International Programmes Director from War on Want 
<> *who will talk about the failures of the current global food system and how people in the Global South are building a new alternative system, the food sovereignty framework. 

**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 why we need to make our local food systems visible concentrating on her experience in Somerset. /

**Taking Action for Food Sovereignty*
/Nicole <> from Reclaim the 
Fields <> /introduce the 
emergence of Food Sovereignty in the UK and how we can be inspired by 
international grassroots movements.

*Lunch will be a bring-to-share affair with local food recipes from 
across Somerset.*
**Food Sovereignty Skillshare*
/Hear from projects across Somerset and the South West sharing examples of action in their communities -- from starting allotments to food co-operatives and more. Find out what they have done, what they have learnt and think together about the resources we need to develop more local projects. /

**Next Steps *
/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. 

We hope to explore:/

    *What does Food Sovereignty mean here, for us? How are we engaged in it?
    *What are our barriers to achieving it? What potential opportunities
    *How do we need to work together to achieve Food Sovereignty?

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!

The day intends to be an exciting, empowering and inspiring event. If 
you are representing a group and would like to showcase in the 
skillshare please email: nicole at 
<mailto:nicole at>

*Please find a booking form here: 

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

Wild Heart Permaculture
Nicole Vosper, Designer&  Gardener
Email: nicole at
Tel: 07543 463025

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