Climate Crisis: the need for a plant-based future
Tim will talk about the impact of animal agriculture and the role of land-use change in the climate crisis. He’ll discuss the barriers that must be overcome to transition UK farming towards a plant-based system, and how The Vegan Society is helping to address these through its campaigns and policy work.
Transforming our food system: Power, paradigms and people
Dr Laila Kassam
Our global food system is a key driver of injustice and unsustainability. Challenges such as hunger and climate and ecological breakdown are all connected. This talk will explore these connections by looking at where power lies in the food system. It will share lessons from alternative agriculture paradigms on how to address these challenges. It will then suggest ways we can harness the power of people and social movements to create a food system that is sustainable and just for all.
Catering for Everyone - how public procurement can help mitigate the climate crisis
Sabrina will be discussing how the public sector has a role to play in encouraging healthy and sustainable diets, to help build familiarity with sustainable plant-based food. She will be discussing The Vegan Society’s Catering for Everyone campaign and the progress that has been made towards ensuring vegan food on every public sector menu, with practical insights for campaigners and lobbyists to help support the campaign, drawing on successes in Portugal and California.
Policies to promote plant-based diets: advocacy for change
In this talk, Alexandra will draw on her experience in the world of politics and share her knowledge of of how to influence political dialogue. Find out what effective policies would look like, and how we can promote them to politicians.
Eating away at negative emissions
Dr Helen Harwatt
Nearly a third of the UK is grazed pasture land, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Helen will talk about her research into converting pasture land to native woodland, and the huge opportunity this could bring for capturing carbon as part of our response to the climate crisis.
The Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden
Matthew Appleby, author of Super Organic Gardener Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden (Pen & Sword 2019), will be speaking about the impact the book has made nationally on vegan gardening.
Getting started in Veganic Growing
Jon will be sharing his journey into Veganic growing for health and wellbeing and giving you tips on creating your own an abundant garden.
Vegan Organics Kent, the story of an emerging veganic agroforestry project and farm in East Kent
Jo Kidd tells the story of Vegan Organics Kent, an emerging veganic agroforestry project and farm in East Kent: learning as we do – from social entrepreneurs and campaigners to veganic growers and food forest enthusiasts!
Grow Beyond Greggs - an introduction to Vegan Permaculture
Ecological Veganism is about more than plant-based sausage rolls when these are still part of the corporate global food production system, causing soil degradation, global inequality and contributing to climate change. What food solutions offer futures that care for the Earth, care for People and are truly fair for all?
Veganic Gardening Advice Panel
Graham Burnett, Jo Kidd, Jon Dale, Matthew Appleby, Tony Martin
Looking for some expert advice to help with your garden or growing project?
Whether you have a gardening problem or just need some gardening information, our panel of experts will answer any questions you have.
- Graham Burnett: Permaculture Guru and author
- Jo Kidd: co-founder of Vegan Organics Kent
- Jon Dale: experienced allotment grower
- Matthew Appleby: author of Super Organic Gardener
- Tony Martin: Editor of Growing Green International
What is the difference between Organic and Veganic?
You don’t eat blood, bones, ground up fish etc , so why would you grow your food in them? Find out more about growing the Veganic way from Tony Martin, Editor of Growing Green International, the magazine of the Vegan Organic Network.