How to raise awareness about sustainable food and use it to engage?
Food has always been a binding ingredient for local communities. URBACT cities have developed specific approaches to engage with citizens, and more particularly with children in schools. Community engagement is an underlying component of many municipal programmes focusing on changing food behaviours through education and transitioning towards more sustainable food consumption.
Read on some exemplary city-cases.
Hegyvidék - Budapest (HU)
The Stewardship Program to involve residents in the maintenance of informal public green spaces.
Workshops with children of kindergarten and primary schools.
Food security in Latin America
Beyond Europe, exchanging on community gardens as a tool to fight against food insecurity due to COVID-19 with Latin America.
The development of idea gardens to foster community building, exchange and resilience.
Development of step-by-step guide for setting up a community garden.
The bees educational programme.
The food challenge for families.
Community food initiatives.