22 September

Feeding our Cities – examining the role of different urban growing initiatives

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

In recent years public and political support for urban ‘community growing’ initiatives has significantly increased. Knowledge has grown about the social and environmental rewards that can be gained from transforming underused land and buildings into community gardens.

In this conference Auste, Alice, Demian Gillian and Kristina will examine how different urban growing initiatives can feed the city. They will look into the vast numbers of citizens who are already in or at risk of food insecurity and who have little to no access to local food. They will demonstrate that through smart urban farming initiatives, it is possible to bring life back to abandoned areas or cities. Are these initiatives going to be able to play a role in feeding the urban population? And are we doing enough to support the development of commercial growing initiatives in urban spaces that could offer sustainable access to local food in the city?
Gillian Rodger (Scotland)
Auste Černiauskaitė (Lithuania), Damien Deville (France), Alice Minichini (Italy), Kristina Nitsolova (Scotland), Gillian Rodger (Scotland)

22 September

10:30 - 12:00

Arena di Terra Madre / Terra Madre Arena – Oval