Forthcoming events

See  calendar for more details of the following events
Monday 30th September, Food Sovereignty – Reclaiming the Global Food System at Unicorn Grocery,  7.00 – 9.30pm
Thursday 3rd October 2013, Inaugural John Shiers Memorial Lecture – Professor Helen Colley, University of Huddersfield, Public services in a time of economic crisis: a loss of moral compass? Organised by Friends of 42nd St

Tuesday 15th October,  Shackleton’s Man Goes South,  Tony White in conversation with Gregory Norminton  at the Manchester Museum, 7.30pm. Don’t miss this exciting event showcasing new Manchester commissioned climate change literature. Organised by Manchester Literature Festival

Saturday 2 November 2013, 1-5pm Imagine Greater Manchester where people and the planet thrive together Manchester Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ  more details below.

Thursday  14th November 2013, Rethinking prosperity: experiments in local economics.  Manchester, Bridge 5 Mill.  A one day conference sponsored by CLES, CRESC, Equality NW, MERCi and of course ourselves, Steady State Manchester.   More details HERE.

A Steady State Manchester event where your participation will be greatly appreciated: Saturday 2 November 2013, 1-5pm Imagine Greater Manchester where people and the planet thrive together Manchester Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ

To book a place or for more info.,email –ipogworkshop@gmail.com

Are you seeking clearer pictures of what life might look like when living  well within             planetary limits?

What might life be like day-to-day? What are our aspirations for ourselves, our children and our city, in a world with more equity and ecological balance? In this workshop, we will bring to life a vision of what we are striving for, focusing on food in its widest sense. It is for eaters, food shoppers, growers, people who work with food and waste, decision makers in fact EVERYONE!

All around us, both near and far are amazing, successful projects which already show how we can live well within planetary limits. Let’s ensure food is safe, good for us, local and never wasted. Possibilities for local food production, processing and retail to take centre stage and to contribute to the local economy and create jobs, are abundant and rising.

Food growing is increasingly popular both at household and community level enriching our lives through community involvement, through access to better food, improved mental well-being and more exercise.

Photo copyright of Bohn & Viljoen Architects (used here with permission)
Photo copyright of Bohn & Viljoen Architects (used here with permission)

What learning and inspiration can we glean from Cuba’s urban agriculture, Salford’s Biospheric Project, from our local communities and from our elders?

Manchester City Council’s Economic Scrutiny Committee will consider Steady
State Manchester’s recommendation FOOD AS AN ECONOMIC ISSUE: INCREASE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING  at their
December meeting. Having a food focus for this event will ensure the
committee know what we would like them to work towards. Councillors are
invited to be part of this conversation.

This is one of Steady State Manchester’s (SSM) regular workshops for supporters. In the spirit of Steady State it would be wonderful if people who can, contribute financially. All welcome regardless of contribution. A suggested figure is £5-10 per person (please give more or less as you can).

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