In this time of huge, complex, seemingly intractable problems we need to raise awareness and excite people about food that is good for people (nutrition), planet (environment), and prosperity (farmer). Beans are a simple, affordable solution to climate and health – helping shift diets towards better health and positive planetary impact. Beans are the future we are hungry for.
GIY is a founding partner with the SDG2 Advocacy Hub of a programme called Beans Is How which aims to create a shift in farming, growing and global food consumption through increasing global bean consumption.
This special event at GROW HQ, which is supported by Waterford Chamber and Waterford Chamber Skillnet, will bring together stakeholders from across our food system (changemakers, growers, farmers, teachers, chefs, retailers, policy makers, media) to explore whether we could create this shift in our bioregion and double the consumption of beans in Waterford.
9:30 Arrive and Breakfast
10am Intros and Welcomes
10:15 Check in
10:20 Why Beans? MC: Mick Kelly (GIY); Panel: Paul Newnham (SDG2 Advocacy Hub), Conor Spacey (Foodspace), Richard Mee (GIY), Dietitian (TBC)
11:00 Workshop – Iceberg Canvas approach to system change – Pieter Ploeg (Commonland)
12:00 Garden Walk
1:30 Beans Demo & Chat (JB Dubois, GIY; Conor Spacey Foodspace)
2:30 Stakeholders Perspective (Grower, Retailer, Media, Food Writer) on how we can big up beans
3:30 Wrap up, Actions and Commitments
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