From Farm to Fork - an introduction to food systems

  • November 21, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Conference Room, Community Base

    113 Queens Road
    Brighton and Hove, East Sussex BN1 3XG
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When: Tuesday 21 November from 7 – 8.30pm. Please arrive at 6:45 for prompt 7pm start.

Where: Community Base Conference Room, 5th Floor, South Wing. 113 Queens Road, Brighton. BN1 3XG.  

See travel & parking info here (please note the event will not be held in the Community Kitchen but in the offices above).


About the event

The way we produce, transport, and consume food has more of an impact on our health, and on the health of the planet, than anything else we do. From soaring diet related illness to rapidly worsening food poverty and insecurity, to climate change and the deterioration of the natural environment, food is central to many of our greatest contemporary challenges. To tackle these challenges, we must transform our relationship with food. 

But where do we start? What does a more sustainable food system look like? And, most importantly, how do we get there?  

In this taster workshop, we begin to explore some of these critical questions and introduce you to some key ideas that we will cover in a new course starting in the New Year. Join us as we explore the complex journey our food takes from farm, to plate and delve into topics from the history of food to urban agriculture, to food activism and power, to food technology and innovation, and all the way to the future of food. 

The course is for anyone in Brighton and Hove. No prior knowledge of food systems is required.   


About the facilitator 

Callum Etches is impact lead for the Sustainable Food Places programme, a nation-wide network of food partnerships working to transform local food systems. Based at the national food charity, Food Matters, Callum’s work focuses on making the governance of food more just and sustainable. Alongside this, Callum is a doctoral researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, where he explores the relationship between food, democracy and sustainability. 


If you have any questions please contact us at or 01273 234810. 

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

Sustainable Food Places

Food Matters

Date & Time

Tue, Nov 21, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue Details

Conference Room, Community Base

113 Queens Road
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex BN1 3XG Conference Room, Community Base
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

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