Dig for Victory

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:10:00 BST

Dig for Victory: An interactive urban gardening workshop to grow Greater Manchester's sustainable food revolution.

Have you, or would you like to set up a community garden in your local area?

Are you interested in recovering a green space to produce your own food?

Or simply curious to find out more about the role of urban gardening Manchester's fight against climate change?

What's it about?

A series of interactive talks where you’ll have the chance to hear from, discuss, and get involved with fellow community members hoping to drive positive change through sustainable food.

Dr Filippo Oncini, Sustainable Consumption Institute, forms part of a recent Collaboration Labs research partnership with Manchester Urban Diggers, which explored the future of grassroots green infrastructure projects in Greater Manchester and beyond.

This interactive workshop will firstly explore the role of urban gardening in helping us to build safe, resilient and sustainable cities, and how Manchester Urban Diggers CIC and other urban growers are driving environmental and social change across our city-region.

With 30% of the UK’s territorial Greenhouse gas emissions produced by our food systems, Dr Jo Mylan, Lecturer in Sustainability and Innovation at the University will explore why we must incorporate food into Manchester’s Climate Change Response, and the transformational possibilities of sustainable food in the city.

You can also talk to Manchester Urban Diggers about their experience of setting up a community market garden and other community food growing projects across Greater Manchester, with a tour of Platt Fields Market Garden.

Hopefully you'll not only learn a little, with advice & tips to support your green project, but you'll meet some like-minded people to work with in the community too!

A chef’s garden table to taste the delights of Platt Fields Market Garden will be served for lunch.

Get involved: Book your ticket here.

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12 – 2.30 pm
Platt Fields Market Garden*, Platt Fields Park, Manchester, M14 6LT
(*In a sheltered, sustainably heated venue)

The workshop builds on the findings of a research partnership between MUD and three Manchester-based researchers: Dr Filippo Oncini, The University of Manchester, Ling Li, The University of Liverpool and Sarah Walker, Manchester Metropolitan University. Facilitated by Collaboration Labs, based at The University of Manchester and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.