Field of Enquiry: 10 Workshops exploring the food system through the 2000m2 lens

When you divide all the arable land on our planet by the number of people living on Earth, we each have 2000m2. In their “Our global & local field – 2000m2 Field of Enquiry” workshops series, Whitmuir want to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens. Over 10 Saturdays, topic by topic, (dates and topics below) they will examine the current state of affairs, make sense of the pressures on the system and, as enquirers, the participants will frame the questions we should ask our scientists, farmers and politicians to answer if we are to do things differently.

The workshops will be informed by a Scientific Advisory Group, involving some of our finest scientists, nutritionists, ecologists, advisors and farmers.  At the end of the series of events, in March 2017, those experts will be presented with the findings and questions of the Enquiry.
The aim of the Enquiry is to bring together a diverse group of participants to mirror all aspects of our food system – cooks, growers, environmentalists, teachers, grandmothers, policy advisors, people who work in and for the food system.  Because numbers on the Field of Enquiry Team are limited, people can attend individual sessions, but priority places will be reserved for those who can attend the whole programme. If you would like to join the Enquiry Team, please tell email and, in no more than 100 words, let her know
  • your key areas of interest; 
  • any relevant groups or associations you belong to and would hope to influence, and 
  • the first question you would like our Field of Enquiry to explore.
Deadline for signing up to the series of 10 workshops: 19th September. Further available places will be allocated on a case-to-case basis.
The dates are the following:
Saturday 8 October 2016 – Our global and local field
Saturday 22 October 2016 – The birds and the bees
Saturday 5 November 2016 – Our daily bread
Saturday 19 November 2016 – Using our grass: cattle, sheep and deer
Saturday 3 December 2016 – Meat from grain: pigs, fish and poultry
Saturday 14 January 2017 – Waste not, want not
Saturday 28 January 2017 – Soil and sustainability
Saturday 11 February 2017 – Eating well and living well
Satrurday 25 February 2017 – Feeding the cities
Saturday 11 March 2017 – A Citizen’s Agricultural Policy for Scotland
NB: Eventbrite tickets register your interest in becoming a member of the Field of Enquiry Team, but in order to secure a place, please follow the procedure outlined above.