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Growing Culturally Appropriate Food

7 Apr 2021 18:00 19:00

Catch up on our first session of Growing Resilience through Food, a series of conversations on culture, community and relationship building in urban food growing spaces.

Contributor: Junior Mtonga (Ubele & Black Rootz)

Event Information:

In this session we invited Junior Mtonga from Ubele Initiative and the Black Rootz Gardening group, who reflected on:

  • Some of the common misconceptions about growing culturally appropriate foods in the UK
  • The importance of adopting practices of growing different types of fruits and veg.

About the Growing Resilience through Food Series

A series of 3 sessions aimed to engage and empower urban food growing spaces to explore ways of building stronger community bonds through collective growing spaces.

The conversations were led by inspiring food growers and community leaders that shared their knowledge and provided ideas and practical takeaways on areas such as youth engagement, growing culturally appropriate foods and connecting with your communities.

With huge thanks to Idman Abdurahaman who developed and curated these 'Growing Resilience through Food' sessions. Idman Abdurahaman is a climate justice researcher and environmental educator. She works on community-led gardening and food growing projects at Cordwainers Grow and is curating the upcoming BLooM series which is an initiative aimed to platform black nature practitioners across London.

Published 7 Apr 2021

Capital Growth: We believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow food as part of a healthy, resilient food system and we are working with our network of growers in London to make this happen.

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