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Architecture Centre Network presents a stimulating talk about the opportunities to grow food in the very heart of our cities.

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2011

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

Speakers: Ben Reynolds, Network Director at Sustain - Food for the city, from the city

Azul Thome, co-founder and project leader of Food from the Sky - Food from the Sky: a world first

Tickets: £5 / £3 for students & concessions, inc. a glass of wine.

Booking: http://www.eventelephant.com/foodfromthecitysky

Ben Reynolds, Network Director at Sustain, will be talking about his role developing a sustainable local food system for London. He will describe innovative projects illustrating that with imagination, the inner city provides opportunities to create urban market gardens growing fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables for local people, for local urban gardening apprenticeship and volunteering, to map, nurture and harvest local fruit trees to create jam, chutney, puddings and drinks, to turn empty shops into urban farming hubs and to create urban farmers’ markets. This is all happening here in London!

“Whatever the size and shape of the city we live in, we can use food as a means of inhabiting it better.” Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City

Azul Thome, co-founder and project leader of Food from the Sky, which is growing food and providing community learning opportunities on the roof of a supermarket in Crouch End, will tell the story of this unique project. Food from the Sky is establishing an inspirational alternative approach to food production and consumption.

“Food from the Sky ... has potential to transform London’s skyline, bring living life back to the city, and connect more Londoners with where their food comes from.”
Mark Ridsdill Smith ‘Vertical Veg’

“Starting from nothing but a good idea and some local recycled resources, in a matter of months it (Food from the Sky) transformed a patch of concrete into a blooming food garden, created community, and brought the heart into the middle of a busy supermarket.”
Dr Nicole Freris, local GP

Further information: www.architecturecentre.net


Ben Reynolds | talks
Azul Thome | talks


Date and Time:

27 September 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Alan Baxter Gallery
70 Cowcross Street

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