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City Farm tackles eco-questions

Stepney City Farm is hosting a day of creative, informative, practical and exploratory workshops about community food and food politics on 31st July which features talks on two key eco issues of the day. The day is a collaboration between The Spark (a free festival looking at how we can bring about positive change here in the UK and around the world) and the Community Food Growers Network.

“Where Does Our Food Come From?” will be led by MADE, a Muslim-led movement of young people which wants to see the community lead the fight against global poverty and injustice. Inspired by Islamic teachings on workers’ rights and justice, MADE has been working with other organisations across the UK to take action against poor working conditions and to bring corporations to account.

“Human and environmental cost of fast fashion” will cover the controversial topic of Fast Fashion and its impact on people and planet. It marks the re-launch of the campaign Every Garment Has a Name, which was started in 2013 – after the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh which killed 1127 workers – to raise awareness about how the garment industry exploits its workers.

The program includes:
Saving our local marketplaces with Sara Gozalez
Community Food Growing showcase
Discussions about interfaith food growing with MADE NGO
Land and housing rights with Three Acres And A Cow
Community vs. industrial salad workshop with OrganicLea
Spoken word Forum theatre workshops to explore the food landscape
Creating a London Food Policy
Farm tours and practical activities for all ages
There will also be a delicious lunch prepared by BBC Cook of the Year – donations welcome.

The event takes place on Sunday 31st July, 10am-4pm, and is free to attend (donations appreciated). Snacks and refreshments will be on sale at the farm’s award winning Cafe. There is no need to book, just turn up, listen and enjoy.

Stepney City Farm Stepney City Farm is a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place. It gives children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts. The farm shop and award winning café serve meat and crops produced on the farm and host a farmers’ market every Saturday. The Farm is free to all visitors. Opening Times Farm: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday Cafe: Wednesday-Sunday, 9.30am – 2.30pm for hot food. Teas coffee and cakes till 3.45pm.

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