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Foodie Workshops for ECO-Week

Posted by Meaghan Carmody on May 14, 2020 at 06:11 PM

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Next week we will be running an exciting series of food and nature related workshops for young people (under 30's) as part of ECO-UNESCO's 'Eco-Week'.

We have an fantastic line up of speakers, facilitators and activists who will explore different aspects of food & nature and how we engage with it. 

Tuesday, May 19th

Veghuns Cooking Demo at 1pm: We'll kick off the week with a cooking demo from Instagram's favourite vegans, The Veghuns. Three vegan best friends, will host an all levels cooking demo for some staple vegan meals. This could help you start a plant-based diet, lower your carbon footprint or just show you some delicious substitutes for animal products. Evelyn, Kate and Linda have completely different cooking abilities but all love eating vegan food and want to show you how easy and delicious it is.sign up here. (link below)

The Veggie Debate: Straight after at 2pm, our very own, Triona Reid will meet with Sabrina Dekker, Research Fellowspecialising in Climate Policy,  to discuss 'The Veggie Debate' , exploring the link between food systems, climate change and dietary choices. This talk aims to equip young people with an understanding of where our food comes from, the importance of the cultural connection with food and the ability to critically analyse all sides of the debate  - sign up here.(link below)

Friday, May 22nd

Wellbeing Workshop at 12pm: Want to learn how to improve your well-being in these trying times? The fantastic Katheryn Mc Cabe will join us for the last day of ECO-week to talk about your well-being.

Is well-being in your body? Or just in your mind? What about other people; how can you develop great relationships with others? And why is nature a gateway to the life you want?

Join us on Friday to explore all of these questions, learn how to look after your own well-being and connect with nature. This workshop is open to young people aged 15 - 18 yearssign up here. (link below)

Zine Making for Movement Building: At 1pm we will be joined by activist and zine-machine, Lilith Cooper from Young Friends Of the Earth Scotland and Edinburgh Zine Library to discuss the power of zines and walk us through process of zine making - with a foodie twist of course - sign up here! (link below)

These workshops are part of our 'Growing Together' project which supports young activists and farmers to build skills and take action on issues relating to food and agriculture. If you would like to learn more about the project or join our agri-activist team click here. (https://www.foe.ie/growing-together/become-a-food--ag-activist.html)

These workshops are open to young people aged 30 years and younger.

Links to more info on workshops:

  1. https://bit.ly/ZineMakingWorkshop
  2. https://bit.ly/Well-Being-Workshop
  3. https://bit.ly/TheVeggieDebate
  4. https://bit.ly/veghuns

 

 

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