Social Food Forum

As a legacy of #Matera2019 in Italy, a meeting of 15 social food curators met in Matera for the launch of a Social Food Forum and Social Food Atlas.

Social Food Projects include municipal gardens and urban farms; community meals; social harvest festivals; farmer-to-farmer meet- ups; food waste platforms; community kitchens; community baking and brewing sites; care farms; school gardens; street food festivals; cooperative grain growing; farm hacks; regional gatherings; farm tours; and many more.

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Participants

Andrea Paoletti Wonder Grottole
Italy

Marco Ranieri Avanzi Popolo
Italy

Silvana Carbone Alce Nero
Italy

Tazio Recchia Rete Semi Rurali
Italy

Mariarosaria Lombardi Vazapp
Italy

Leandro Pisano Liminaria
Italy

Marco Conese Panecotto Ethical Bistrot
Italy

Mariavaleria Mininni UniBas
Italy

Mimì Coviello Agrinetural
Italy

Diana Valero Simra
Scotland

Corina Akner VÄRT Sustainable Food Lab
Sweden

Debra Solomon Urbaniahoeve Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture
Holland

John Thackara Doors of Perception xskools
France

Lucia Babina Atelier-Luma
France

Eszter Bircsák Holis
Hungary

We discussed two main topics: how to describe the different kinds of value created by social food projects; and, how to do more of this work, with more partners, and in more places, in the near future.


A map of urban farms and gardens in Madrid.


One participant in the Social Food Forum, Rete Semi Rurali, told us about the astonishing scope, across Europe, of seed sharing and seed savings schemes