Registration open for new course: Promoting urban food growing through digital storytelling

Food growers across UK cities are invited to take part in a free, online spring course to explore the benefits of urban food growing by using digital storytelling tools.

The power of digital storytelling for food growing communities. Copyright: Cobra Collective

The power of digital storytelling for food growing communities. Copyright: Cobra Collective

As part of the ‘Digital Storytelling and Community Food Growing’ project, growers in London, Reading and other UK cities have produced stories describing how growing food in their cities has created community resilience, a sense of collaboration and inclusion and extended their social networks during the pandemic. 

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The 'Visual Storytelling about Community Food Growing' course, which was piloted in spring 2021 and developed by the Cobra Collective, is inviting new participants to take part in their third online course this spring. The deadline to apply is 26 February and course dates are:

  • 10am-12pm on Saturday 5 March
  • 10am-12pm on Saturday 19 March
  • 10am-12pm on Saturday 2 April
  • 10am-12pm on Saturday 30 April

This is a chance for community food growers to develop and hone their skills in digital visual storytelling while also exploring and sharing their experiences of community food growing through the pandemic.

Contact us to find out more about the course

The project is a partnership between Capital Growth, The Open University, Cobra Collective and Reading International Solidarity Centre.

Read more about project learnings here

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