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Birmingham Sustainability Forum — Feeding the City

CouncilHouse10thSept2012

On Monday 10th September over 100 people gathered at the Council House for the Birmingham Sustainability Forum. The topic was Feeding the City.

There were four speakers. I, Kate Cooper, kicked things off with some hard-nosed facts and figures about what it takes to feed this city, including that we Brummies polish off 2 billion calories a day, or nearly three-quarters of trillion a year. I did say how important growing food in a city is for all sorts of reasons, social, civic, health, etc. My presentation is below as well as here.

The Carrot City Talks: Mike Dring

Mike Dring CC

Mike Dring (middle of the picture) was the second speaker at the third Carrot City event hosted in the garage space of Edible Eastside. Mike is a lecturer at BCU’s BIAD faculty, and has worked with Jayne Bradley’s site extensively; having been employed in the nearby architecture firm, K4, before taking up at post at the nearby University. He is also part of the organising committee behind the UK version of Carrot City: spending a many-a-hours working away on the boards and exhibition spaces.

The Carrot City Talks: Nick Grayson

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Following the half-day event, which featured Andre Viljoen, Anne Cranston and Jayne Bradley, a lone seminar took place on Monday 23rd April: Nick Grayson, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager for Birmingham City Council, led this seminar, which had a specific focus on Birmingham.

The Carrot City Talks: Jayne Bradley

Edible Eastside

The third and final speaker, during the first Carrot City seminar, was Jayne Bradley of Urban Grain.

Jayne spoke about a project called Edible Eastside

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