Bristol Food Justice Week: a discussion at the farm
Come and join the Food Justice conversation at Windmill Hill City Farm. This event will showcase the amazing work we do, including our pay it forward veg box scheme and upcoming projects at Hartcliffe City Farm. Expect lively and engaging discussions on Food Justice and this can be your opportunity to contribute to actions that can be taken forward in respect of the One City Food Equality Strategy (to be launched on 21 June 2022).
This event is hosted in collaboration with Feeding Bristol – an organisation working towards food justice. Their aim is to make Bristol a city where everyone has access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food, which is grown, produced, sold and consumed in ways that care for people and the environment.
Food Justice is about creating a food system that is fair for everyone. It is about recognising the systemic and institutional inequity that exists in how we grow, distribute, access and use food. It’s also about understanding how the skills and resources we have as individuals can differ depending on where we live, where we grow up, or what school we go to. Feeding Bristol acknowledges this injustice and is working to change this within our city.
To do this, we need to learn to create space to have difficult conversations in a safe way so that we can begin to identify barriers to food justice and create solutions and a pathway to a food system that is fit for purpose.
‘Food Justice Week’ aims to begin conversations about making an equitable food system. Feeding Bristol will be launching the One City Food Equality Strategy with Bristol City Council, and increasing awareness of the work going on around the city with organisations that are making a positive difference within our food system for those most at risk from food inequality.
During the week, they’ll be hosting events around the city to give people an opportunity to listen and learn about the work happening in their locality, and to be able to feedback on the actions that they want to see in the city that will make a difference. We want to hear your voices and ideas, and represent them in the Food Equality Action Plan.
These sessions are about coming together, sharing, learning and listening. And having some lovely food too!