Leeds Urban Food Justice- Free Agroecology event June 27th

Dr Chiara Tornaghi, ESRC Research fellow and Teaching Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, invites everyone to the next Urban Food Justice event, for either the morning or afternoon session, or both. It’s on Thursday 27th June, at Armley Mills Museums, from 10.30 to 4.30. Lunch is provided and it’s free to attend

Morning session – taking the Urban Food Justice project forward

The Urban Food Justice project is a research grant that Dr Tornaghi and others are are about to submit. The project aims to work in partnership with Leeds City Council , the Permaculture Association UK, the Royal Horticultural Society, West North West Homes Leeds, Turnstone TV, Edible Cities, Hyde Park Source and community groups. The researchers would like to hear your opinion on this project, as this will provide a useful contribution to rethink the local food system.

Afternoon session – get involved in collaborative, hands-on biochar reseach

In the afternoon, building on the Urban Food Justice workshop 3, back in December 2012,  the Leeds Uni researchers will launch a Leeds Biochar Initiative and present  an opportunity to become involved in collaborative research around the use of biochar to improve soil fertility. This could be  a great meanwhile project for Incredible Edible Mytholm – anyone interested in doing this should defo sign up if you’re free on 27th June.

They will be distributing biochar kits and a record form, and will explain how to start improving your soil structure, how to monitor your crops and how to collect information on your own field trials. The Urban Food Justice Project is excited about this experimental initiative. If it works out, it will enhance urban agroecology in Leeds.

Dr Tornaghi says,

“I am looking forward to see you there (and please don’t forget to book your place by Eventbrite (choose only one option so we can have an idea of numbers for catering).”

Project website: www.urbanfoodjustice.org


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