Food Security session

Do you have a story on challenges to access nutritious food?

The Botanic Garden in Edinburgh are part of a project across Europe and Uganda (www.bigpicnic.net) aiming to involve the public in exploring issues around food security. We are looking for people to share their stories on challenges in accessing good food to help inform change.
e are arranging workshops in ‘digital story telling’ – an interesting way to tell your story through photos and audio. Our first is across six mornings in July, starting on 6th July in Pilton.

We hope to create further opportunities to be involved in the project later in the year across Edinburgh and beyond.

If you are interested please contact
Andy Crofts acrofts@rbge.ac.uk 07980 746269
Edible Garden | Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Workshops will be on following dates
• Thursday 6 July
• Thursday 13 July
• Thursday 20 July
• Friday 21 July
• Thursday 27 July
• Friday 28 July

All are from 10.30 to 12.30, with lunch provided afterwards. All will be at PCHP and the crèche will be available.

Background to our project:
Scotland has a global reputation for its fisheries and farming producing the highest quality ingredients. But there seems to be a consensus that often our diet isn’t that great and many of us don’t seem to get to eat much of the quality food, which is exported worldwide.
Food is on the radar of the Scottish Government and they are consulting on how to make us a ‘Good Food Nation’. Although this sounds like a step in the right direction, are the experts involved listening to the people? Do they know how to make sure we will be well nourished now and in the future?
We think that the people of Scotland should be very much involved in both defining any problems with our food system as well as exploring potential solutions.
The Botanics is part of an EU-funded project that is exploring ‘food security’ and aims to give the citizens a voice in what is done in their name. We are looking for participants to join us in developing an exhibition, and enjoying some good food in the process!

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