Farming Sheffield's Fringe: developing peri-urban agroecological food production around Sheffield and beyond.
The ShefFood event: 'Farming Sheffield's Fringe' is being held in collaboration with Sustain, Shared Assets and the Land Workers Alliance. Together these organisations are delivering the national 'Fringe Farming' programme.
Sheffield is one of four cities – London, Bristol and Glasgow being the others – participating in this programme and it is a welcome opportunity to make the case for increasing peri-urban food production around the city. Read the event pre-briefing document.
The event will be launched by Martin McKervey, the High Sheriff for South Yorkshire, and we are pleased to announce the following speakers:
Richard Sulley - Net Zero Project Director for the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority; Cllr. Alison Teal - Executive Member for Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure; and Cllr. Julie Grocutt - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Governance. Plus we'll be hearing from some of our local growers as well as representatives from partner organisations.
The event is open to anyone with a passion for scaling up local and sustainable food. The programme features expert speakers, from both local and national organisations - including Green New Deal South Yorkshire - and discussion sessions to explore central themes and take ideas forward into action.
In light of the current Covid guidelines, this will be a hybrid event with speakers meeting in one location and audience members invited to join by video link. The free ticket grants you access to the virtual event, for which a separate link will be sent out via email to prior to the day itself.