The first event in our 2018 Food Talks series is “GROW IT. How to deliver a growing food revolution”. It takes place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 (6.30-8.45pm) at the Impact Hub King’s Cross.
From city balconies to underground tunnels and urban allotments, a food growing revolution is underway. Featuring leading speakers and activists in the world of horticulture and urban agriculture, we will discuss why growing can help us connect with what we eat, and how knowing the origins of our food can help us value what we serve at mealtimes. There’ll also be practical tips on growing your own food in new and novel ways.
The discussion will be chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council. We will hear from expert speakers and attendees alike on how we can get involved in a food growing revolution. The discussion will be followed by a delicious and free buffet supplied by co-sponsors Organico and Think.Eat.Drink). The idea of our Food Talks series is to stimulate debate about the issues that surround the world of food and to explore solutions to those challenges. Please join us!
Our Food Talks series is brought to you by the Food Ethics Council in partnership with Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico,Think.Eat.Drink and London Food Link, part of Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming.
Next Food Talks
FISH IT. How to get people hooked on sustainable fish
Thursday 21st June , Impact Hub King's Cross | 6.30-8.45pm
How can we play a role in securing the future of our seas and how can we mobilise people to get excited about sustainable fish? How can we ensure that fisher livelihoods are protected, as well as our seas? We’ll hear from chefs, campaigners and champions of sustainable fishing on how to get the right fish on the menu, where to shop for sustainable seafood and how to unhook ourselves from the wrong catch.
MAKE IT. How to make food & drink that tastes good and does good
Thursday 20th September , Impact Hub King's Cross | 6.30-8.45pm
The evening will start with a discussion of how to make and cook delicious food that also has a positive impact on others and the environment. We’ll look at food and drink makers who are making a difference and ask what we can learn from them. And we’ll hear from speakers who are using food to help build others a better future.
FEED THE CITY. How to get people living in cities excited about sustainable food systems
Thursday 29th November, Impact Hub King's Cross | 6.30-8.45pm
Can a city feed itself from within? How can we get people living in cities excited about food that is good for people, the planet and animals? We’ll explore ideas of how to create sustainable food systems that work for cities and ask how to connect urban populations with where their food comes from. The evening will showcase examples of exciting food projects, where city life and sustainable food go hand in hand.
The third event in the 2017 Food Talks series was MONEY: How can we imagine money working better for our food system? and took place on Thursday 19th October 2017 (6.30-8.45pm) at the Impact Hub King’s Cross. Flows of financial capital dictate many of the activities in our food systems, but money does not always work for ‘good’. What might replace traditional models of financing food in the future. How can we make money work for better outcomes in our food and farming?
Key questions we explored included:
- What does ‘good use of money’ look like in the food system?
- How can food & farming businesses with a social or environmental purpose raise capital to fund their growth?
- How can we imagine money working better to accelerate the shift to a healthy, fair, sustainable food system?
Our speakers for this event were Rebecca Pritchard (Head of Business Banking at Triodos Bank, a pioneer in ethical banking) and Ben Pugh (Founder of Farmdrop, the online food delivery company who recently raised £7m in Series A funding, having previously successfully crowdfunded). The discussion was chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.