Friday and Saturday saw events run by the University of Sheffield’s new Institute for Sustainable Food around their hydroponic space at Tingas. Friday was aimed at academic staff and students, local businesses, non-profits interested in finding out more about the Food in the Urban Environment project, food sustainability and regional plans. Ten speakers talked about their current and future research in the area of sustainable food production, nutrition and local and regional governance of these systems.
Saturday was an open day for families with opportunities for children to make their own hydroponic kits and engage in various activities.
After a lot of work by Jake of UoS we’re excited to see this up and running and will be approaching a stage soon where food grown in the urban farm and Tinsley Allotments can be used in the kitchen, hopefully at a session on the 11th June, and we’ll be working with the University to explore future open events.
If you have ideas for events linking nutrition, cooking, local food production and in the local community (whether you’re a resident or business) get in touch with us.