Nourish Scotland Annual Conference 2011

NOURISH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011

11TH AND 12TH MARCH

PEARCE INSTITUTE GLASGOW

Nourish is a network of people and groups interested in local food in Scotland, who, to quote their Declaration of Dunbar “..are working towards a sustainable Scotland in which, in every region we produce more of what we eat and eat more of what we produce.”  To join just register at Nourish.

The Nourish Scotland Annual Conference 2011 will bring together parties interested in Local Food from all over the UK for Wonderful Workshops, Spectacular Speakers, Luscious Local Food and a Cracking Ceilidh!  Tickets are on sale from http://nourishconference2011.eventbrite.com/

HUSTINGS EVENT

On Saturday, Lesley Riddoch will be chairing the debate at our Hustings event, with political representatives from a cross section of parties taking your questions on the issues surrounding Local Food and Land Use.

WORKSHOPS INCLUDING (tbc):

Wild Food with Ian Edwards of the Scottish Wild Harvests Association

Farmer’s Markets with Howard Wilkinson of Ayrshire Food Network

What To Do when the Funding runs out – expert advice on Social Enterprise and Income Generation

CAP Reform with David Barnes of the Scottish Government

Nourish: The Way Forward – Plenary Session to vote on priorities for Nourish Strategic Plan and options for Regionalisation

Opportunities in Procurement & Government Tenders including the Commonwealth Games

Getting Community Growing Projects Going with Urban Roots

Food Waste with Zero Waste Scotland

Land Use Strategy with Jo Hunt and John Ferguson of Nourish

Inspirational Visit to LEGUP Urban Growing Project in Govan

Land and Legal Issues for Community Growing with Landshare

Orchards with panellist of 4 experts taking your questions

Veg Box Schemes – with Caspar Lampkin and Fiona Ross

Food Security with Mike Small of Fife Diet

Haggis Making with Chef Didier of Whitmuir Organics

Andrew Whitley from Bread Matters, founder of the Village Bakery and Real Bread Campaign

Fisheries, Slow Food and many more…

CEILIDH

We’ll be dancing the night away in our Friday night Ceilidh with music from Sarah Northcott and the Little Biggar Band. We’ll be providing a bar too for your choice of refreshment…

FOOD

Delicious seasonal meals using local produce (organic wherever possible) will be supplied by Hyndberry. Lunch and Dinner on Friday and Lunch on Saturday are included in the price of Weekend Tickets.

FREE CHILDCARE AND CHILD TICKETS!

This year we have Free Childcare courtesy of GERA’s Mobile Play Team who’ll be running food related workshops and arts and crafts activities for the younger delegates.

LOCATION

The conference will be held at the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow. The Pearce is a fantastic venue, with plenty of room for networking and breakout sessions. It’s right across the street from the Subway, is wheelchair accessible and has a Hearing Induction Loop. More here: http://www.pearceinstitute.org.uk/

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