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Can't we do it ourselves?

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The Coventry Family Health Club was the 1940s dream of GP Dr Kenneth Barlow, who wished to discover if people could plan and build their own self-sufficient community.

The ideas behind the Coventry Family Health Club inspired this project’s researchers to encourage local people to think more about healthy eating and how food can help build communities.

Sophie Greenway (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick - pictured right) and Dr Marina Chang (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University) collaborated with the Moat House Community Trust to run a series of public events, including film screenings and discussions, in June 2018.

To find out more, please contact Sophie Greenway.