Food Union meets Disco Salad!
The event was on the 11th June – 5-9pm and included:
A Disco Salad made out of food that would otherwise go to waste. Salad was prepared by volunteers and was given for free, all this listening to music played by DJ Mr Lowndes (this event was similar to a previous Disco Soup organised at the University of Warwick).
PechaKucha presentations (20 slides in 20 seconds each!) followed by discussion on the subject of food. We invited a fascinating panel of five speakers to share their experiences ranging from public health to foraging. Here is the full list of speakers:
- Berni Lee (Coventry City Council) - public health
- Neşe Tosun (University of Warwick) - food, arts, culture
- Moya Kneafsey and Colin Anderson (University of Coventry) - local food
- Simon Walker (University of Warwick) - allotment, foraging, skipping
- Elaine Hibbs (Garden Organic) - horticultural therapy
The event outcomes in numbers:
Click on the image below for an infographic with some of the outcomes of the FUMDS event.
Thank you to the companies that supplied their waste and are making a valuable effort to reduce food waste:
Lasting impact commitments from the event:
- Relationship forged between the Pod and the University of Warwick Food Co-operative to collaborate to set up a food co-operative at the Pod
- Commitment to do regular events around food at the Pod
- Settlement of Revive Café (Pod) as an outlet for local vegetable boxes from The Brook Farm Shop
Christine Eade and Adam Steiner (The Pod) and Rosemary Collier and Carla Sarrouy (Warwick Food GRP).
For any additional information, please contact Carla Sarrouy (c dot sarrouy at warwick dot ac dot uk) or the Food GRP (foodgrpteam at warwick dot ac dot uk).