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The Food and Climate Action project team often work with art, film and literature to engage with groups across Glasgow about our project's themes. Glasgow Community Food Network is also a partner of the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, which last year released the Good Food From Glasgow, A Collaborative Community Cookbook. To celebrate the release of this cookbook and to dig in some more as to how design, art, and culture can be used to spread food and climate action messaging, we put on the Community Food Stories event.


Held on Saturday 13th April, we brought in artists Roos Dijkhuizen, Maya Edwards, Lindsay Grime and Isabelle Morris-McIntyre to deliver arts and crafts workshops to explore food and climate topics. We printed with potatoes (fully compostable = small carbon footprint) and Tetrapak packaging, used microscopes and clay to explore the properties of natural materials and collage to explore questions about our food systems,


Thalia, Campaigns Officer for the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, cooked us 2 delicious dishes from the Cookbook: a Scotch Broth to start followed by a Dhal. We were joined by staff and volunteers from Kin Kitchen, the South East Integration Network's Anti-Racism Library, the Zine Library and the Glasgow Women's Library who all brought along literature relating to food, the climate and sustainability.

We also launched the Supper Club Community Cook Book from our activity with community groups in the West of Glasgow and showcased our previous booklets, The Pumpkin Story and the Cook and Grow, Recipes, Memories, Stories from G53.


At the end of the event, we had a small open discussion about our experiences of how the arts and culture intersect with food and climate action which took an unexpected focus on the awareness of migration to Scotland and the importance of how culture - including theatre and food - can provide important inroads for integration and support for new communities.


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