Commons Rising: From land to fork – a complex web of relationships

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Date(s) - 29/07/2017
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Claremont Project Islington


From land to fork – a complex web of relationships
Most disease in our life is a consequence of our dis-ease with life.

Medical science does not help with restoring harmonious relationships with our physical and mental wellbeing. We need to take our health into our own hands. That starts with taking responsibility for the food that goes into our bodies.

We are losing sight of where food comes from and how it is produced. Much of what we eat is highly processed, over packaged and transported over long distances.

This event’s focus is on healthier food systems and the power of communities to address the current imbalance in this area of health creation.
Food like soil, air, water and our atmosphere is a shared resource on which life on this planet depends. It is much more than nutrition when it is understood to include a whole web of relationships – a Food Commons.

If you are as passionate as we are about creating better health for all, then come and bring your curiosity, questions, experiences and lets start sharing and working together for results that make a difference!

Book a free ticket at EVENTBRITE under ‘health-creation-food-commons’

low of the day

10:30 – 13:00 Presentations
11:45 – 12:00 Break (refreshments available on donation basis)
12:15 – 13:00 Panel conversation, Q & As
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (bring food to share or find local restaurant)
14:00 – 16:00 World café style conversations using urgent
questions from morning session

16:00 – 16:15 Break (refreshments available on donation basis)

16:15 – 17:00 Plenary & next actions

Some of our presenters

Jamie Harvie: Institute for a Sustainable Future, The Food Commons, Commons Health Network Jamie employs a systems approach to build relationships and facilitate improved human, community and ecological resilience. He will share from his lived experience what works and what does not.

Helen Cooke: Nutrition Lead for the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine.( on prescription project. Will speak on ‘what is a good diet’.

OrganicLea: A workers’ cooperative growing food on London’s edge in the Lea Valley
Access to land, growing organic food and linking with Mental Health Services.

Living Medicine: People and Plants for Health, Alex Laird, Medical Herbalist.

NHS Brainfood: Using lifestyle and nutrition to address cognitive decline & dementia.

Lambeth GP Food Co-op: Ed Rosen – Lambeth CCG

Bromley by Bow Centre: Dan Hopewell – Director of Knowledge and Innovation
BBBC works with over 2,000 people each month, supports people to overcome chronic illness and unhealthy lifestyles. Enables people to learn new skills and to find work.

Contacts: Tim Flitcroft:
Anna Betz:; mob: 07731 584358
Facebook: Commons Rising (under construction)


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