#69: COP 26: Glasgow growing, participatory action research and migrant worker solidarity

#69: COP 26: Glasgow growing, participatory action research and migrant worker solidarity 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Photo: Landworkers Alliance Instagram

This month, we’re heading to Glasgow to bring you three stories from the fringes of the COP26 conference. In the church halls, green spaces and community centres all over the city, were talks, workshops, discussions, concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings, many of them platforming indigenous people, people of colour, and local residents- in stark contrast to the official conference.

In this episode, we’ll be hearing from some of the people involved with these fringe events – people who are already doing the workliving the work – of climate action, climate justice, and food sovereignty.

We’ll hear from Tenement Veg about the challenges of growing food in Scotland’s largest city. We’ll highlight Nourish Scotland’s involvement at the conference, and speak to Warami Jackson and Marlon Opigo, two participants in Feedback’s “participatory action research”- an innovative and inclusive project researching young people’s experience of the food system. We’ll visit the Landworkers’ Alliance’s agroecology hub, and speak to the LWA’s Catherine McAndrew about the urgent call for solidarity with migrant workers.

This episode of Farmerama was produced by Katie Revell, Olivia Olham and Abby Rose. Thanks as always to the rest of the Farmerama team: Jo Barratt, Fran Bailey, Annie Landless, Eliza Jenkins and Dora Taylor. Our theme music is by Owen Barratt.

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