Nourish -Local Food Conference

September 28, 2012toSeptember 29, 2012

Just over two weeks to the Nourish Conference at Queen Margaret University near Edinburgh, so get booking! They need a good idea of numbers for catering, as they have to go out to local farmers and source the food. The catering team at the University have come up with a great seasonal menu.

There’s an exciting line-up of speakers booked in. As well as Anya Hultberg from Copenhagen talking about changing the culture of public food, we’ve got Liz Dowler from Warwick University on food and fairness, and Chris Birt from University of Liverpool on farming for public health. Wilma Finlay’s back from Cream O’Galloway to tell us about their high welfare green dairy project. Then there’s Mike Small from Fife Diet, Jo Hunt on local food economies and Wendy Seel on the research agenda for sustainable food.

And Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment has confirmed he’s speaking at the conference.

Day 1 is a formal conference with talks and workshops. Day 2 on the Saturday is a strategy day to look at how we can work together to make food in Scotland fairer and more sustainable, and what Nourish’s priorities should be for the coming 2-3 years. Come for one day, or come for both..

and finally, there are still a few free stalls available for organisations and producers – get in touch with Elaine Boyd  if you’d like one.

To book your place at the conference, just click on the big E on the Nourish home page and follow the links. There are still a small number of hardship places available for individuals.

QMU is easily accessible by train or bus from Edinburgh city centre, and is just off the city bypass with free parking.

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