Councils, Food growing and Covid-19: Opportunities for Health, Community-building and Skills

Catch up on our webinar about why councils should embrace opportunities that urban and peri-urban food growing presents, particularly in the wake of Covid-19.

20 Apr 2021 14:0015:30

At the webinar, we shared best practice examples of councils showing leadership from Sustain’s Response, Resilience and Recovery report, heard from councils and growing initiatives about their experiences and partnership-working and finished with a myth-debunking session and Q&A.  

This event was aimed at councils (London and national) wanting to learn more about how to support food growing initiatives and how this work supports their wider strategies and aims. Also for food growing initiatives and network organisations that want to work more closely with their councils and get more support.

Chaired by Dee Woods (Sustain Trustee), speakers included: 

  • Sarah Williams, Fi McAllister and Rob Logan from Sustain
  • Mariella Diaz-Tommasiello from Waltham Forest 
  • Rasheeqa Ahmad from Hedge Herbs
  • Abi Mordin from Glasgow Food Network
  • Emma Eaves-Anderson from London Borough of Greenwich

Watch the webinar in full above and take a look at our draft briefing on The Role of Councils in Community Food Growing


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