Another food system is possible!
National gathering to build a stronger movement for food sovereignty in the UK, 23-26 October 2015
The food sovereignty movement in the UK has grown with hundreds of projects thriving across the UK. It is time to gather again, share the progress we have made over the past few years and plan for the future.
Join us for all, or part of, the four days of discussions, organising, skill sharing and action planning. There will be amazing food, visits to local projects and a chance to connect with people from all of the UK that share a passion for transforming our food systems.
When: 23-26 October 2015
Where: Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG (see accommodation and travel below)
Plans so far
The gathering will look at themes of:
- agroecology and small scale food growing
- food justice / food poverty
- fixing broken food systems
- linking global to local
- diversifying the food movement
- access to land
- strengthening the UK food sovereignty movement
The shape across the four days will be:
- Friday – Welcoming food movements from across the country
- Saturday and Sunday – workshops, skill sharing, meal sharing, action planning and much more
- Monday – field visits and next steps
Propose an activity
Do you have ideas for a workshop, skillshare or action you want to coordinate at the gathering? If so, propose an activity
Any questions, please email email@example.com
Some useful places to look for accommodation in Hebden Bridge are:
The Hebden Bridget tourist information office also has some offline lists of B&B, self catering and camping that they can send to you if you email them:
Some budget accomodation has been block booked for the UK food sovereignty gathering, which you can book below – numbers are limited though, first come first served:
1) Hebden Bridge Hostel which is next door to the main venue for the gathering, the Birchcliffe Centre. Accommodation is in single-sex dorms with shared toilets and showers. Some beds are on mezzanines accessed via ladders. During the day we will be using meeting rooms in the hostel for gathering workshops and because this means many people will be going in and out, the dorm rooms will be locked so your access will be limited.
2) Crash pad accommodation – space on the floor (bring your own sleeping bag etc) in a meeting hall of a local housing cooperative five minutes from the gathering venue. Shared toilets and kitchen but no showers.
3) Tent space – space for five small tents (one / two person), outside a local housing cooperative five minutes from the gathering venue. Shared toilets and kitchen but no showers.
4) Home stay with local people in the movement
We plan to organise a bus from London on Friday night and other shared travel from other places. Check back here for details. If you could help to organise transport from where you are, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org