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"Finding the Plot: Access to land for food growing groups in urban areas" was an event for community groups and interested individuals across the country that are facing challenges in accessing land for sustainable food production. The event allowed attendees to share skills and experience on how through policy and practice access to land can be improved across the UK.

This event was jointly organised by Sustain's Local Action on Food network and The Women's Environmental Network. It was an opportunity for networking, knowledge exchange and skill acquisition, hosted in October 2009 at the inspiring Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) edible roof garden.

The day included:

  • Talks from experts, with the keynote speaker Rosie Boycott, chair of the London Food Board
  • A programme of speakers and workshops on issues such as planning constraints, site management, project sustainability, funding and more.
  • As for all Local Action on Food events, the cost of attendance was kept deliberately low, to facilitate access. There was als a discount for Local Action on Food network members.

Click here to download a full write-up of the event.

Local Action on Food: The Local Action on Food network was run as part of the Big Lottery funded Making Local Food Work programme, 2007 to 2012. It has now closed.

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