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Sustainable Frome June meeting ONLINE: Climate and Food Security and what it means for Frome
Thursday, June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Update: You can read Elise’s report Growing Through Climate Change here:
How does the Climate Emergency affect the South West and what are the implications for food production and supply in Frome? Led by Elise Wach, a research advisor focusing on food systems, and a founding member of Frome Field 2 Fork.
Frome Field 2 Fork is creating a sustainable and replicable solution to empower our community in Frome and surrounding areas to connect, learn, grow and cook. Their work will be focused on a welcoming & inclusive space with meaningful volunteering, education, growing, art & cooking workshops, work experience & job opportunities, in walking distance from Frome town centre. This will include a community & care farm, a plant nursery, and a community kitchen.
If production practices and supply chains do not change, then climate change is likely to threaten food security in England. However, there is enormous scope for producers of all scales to adjust what they produce and how they manage water, soil and biodiversity.
Similarly, action by concerned citizens can help to support producers with these transitions and also strengthen the sustainability, fairness and resilience of their food systems.
The session will take place online, using Zoom, link to be mailed out in the newsletter. (NB. Please ensure you have and up to date version of Zoom before the meeting starts to avoid last-minute delays. Or join a couple of minutes early if you want to check your setup.)