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Urban Agriculture Consortium News
August 2022 
We hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer weather. But as growers we are also keeping an eye on the immediate lack of rain - and on the bigger picture of climate change and food resilience. It seems there is growing awareness of the need to shift to more sustainable, nature friendly farming practices - we just need to make it happen!

This e-news is targeted at our pathfinder places and people - as there are lots of opportunities to network and learn from each other and from our growing network of advisors and associates.
Our upcoming events
PING #5: Food Hubs – essential infrastructure for the new food economy
Wednesday 21 September 2pm - 4:30pm

This September we are collaborating with the Open Food Network to spread the word about the transformative potential of food hubs to our ever-widening policy influencers network. 

Nick Weir and Cobi Akin will take you on a tour of diverse Food Hubs and what makes them work. You’re encouraged to bring your questions, share your contexts and challenges, and to connect with OFN if you would like their follow-up support in creating or progressing a Food Hub in your area. 

Follow up support on this, on planning issues, on mapping, nutrition and fundraising is available for pathfinder people and places. Please contact us for further details.

This session will be open to a wider PING audience as well.
Get a taste of what Food Hubs are about:
How to Grow a Food Hub (Melbourne, Australia, April 2022) 
Local Food Networks, Making them Real (Oxford Real Farming Conference, 2022) 
Click here to book your place
More UAC dates for the diary
Please contact us for more information.

3 October 2pm - 3:30pm - Bespoke session with Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association on co-designing a permaculture module for Farmstart
6 October 2pm - 4pm - Next Midlands pathfinder cluster meeting. More details to follow
17 November 2pm - PING #6: Hear about exciting development from our digital mapping network
To be confirmed - next Digital Mappers group 
To be confirmed - session on fund assembly for Farmstart projects
Click here to get in touch
Events from the field
2 September - Northern Ireland mappers group 
9 - 11 September - Festival of Permaculture
16 - 18 September - People's Food Summit 
28 - 29 September - Building Better Food Systems’ conference, Manchester. Run by Landworker's Association, COACH project and Coventry University
5 November - How to set up a Farmstart session delivered by Kindling Trust
Since 2020, Urban Agriculture Consortium (UAC) has been bringing people together to co-create the conditions for urban and peri-urban agroecology to thrive, as part of an integrated, resilient, & just food system for the UK.
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