Edible Cities Edinburgh


Edible Cities Edinburgh: A Food-Based Approach to Knowledge Exchange

17-19 February 2015 at the Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Innovative Learning Week, The Dinner Lab will be hosting the Edible Cities Edinburgh workshop and walking tour series. These two days will envision a new future for Scottish food and sustainability, through walking tours, guided tastings, creative mapping and interdisciplinary collaboration. The work produced and documentation of the event will be included in an interdisciplinary exhibition in the Tent Gallery! (A great way to have your voice heard!)

This inclusive event will bring together university students, researchers and community members in a productive and creative context to discuss Edinburgh’s food culture and the potential for the city’s food system. Ideas from the event will act as a catalyst for future collaboration between the many local food projects across the city. Join us to eat our way to a more sustainable future for Edinburgh!

The Edible Cities Edinburgh workshop events are now sold out! Thank you to all who registered. If you are interested in seeing the outcome of the workshops, please come along to the opening reception of URBANE on Thursday 19th February 2015.


Tuesday 17th February 2015

10am-11:30am: Workshop Marianne Paget from the Edinburgh City Council presents Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan followed by A Visual Survey of Edinburgh’s food system- past and present

1pm-2:30pm: Workshop Tracing Food History in North Edinburgh with Granton Castle Walled Garden 

3:00pm-4:30pm: Walking Tour Fiscal Flora: a Botanical Audio Tour of Edinburgh’s Financial District

Wednesday 18th February 2015

10am-12:00pm: Workshop The Urban Future of Food- envisioning a sustainable food system for Edinburgh with Edinburgh Garden Partners and OpenStreetMap

1:00pm-2:00pm: Discussion with Tom Kirby of Granton Community Gardeners on food, culture and social sustainability

2:15pm-3:45pm: Workshop Frame #2 with Marion Preez of UrbanPioneers

4:00pm-5:00pm: Concluding session

*Please note that the Edible Auld Reekie tour has been postponed to run the 25th February as part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Edinburgh Green Tease. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday 19th February 2015

5:00-7:00pm Urbane exhibition opening drinks reception with presentation by Open Jar Collective

More event details to follow shortly. Please note that programme details may be subject to change.

For more information and to book, please visit our Eventbrite page.


4 responses to “Edible Cities Edinburgh

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