AS PART of a new initiative to address food consumption from a Christian perspective, Green Christian is hosting a series of monthly online workshops, starting this coming Wednesday, 1 May.

The first event features Vicky Hird, who will be exploring the case for more locally produced food. Vicky Hird is Strategic Lead on Agriculture at The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, and was formerly Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming.

Subsequent expert speakers include Guy Singh-Watson, farmer and founder of Riverford, the organic vegetable box delivery company, and Richard Kipling, Head of Research at the Sustainable Food Trust.

Professor Tim Cooper, Trustee and Chair of Green Christian’s Food Group, said: “Our current food system is broken. It causes many negative impacts on the environment, such as loss of species and climate change, while small farmers and agricultural workers often receive inadequate incomes. These workshops will help Christians to think about how we can be more responsible in our food choices, both as individuals and in our churches.”

Workshops are free and open to the general public, and commence at 7pm. Advance registration is required.

Green Christian was formed in 1981 to share green insights with Christians, and Christian insights with the green movement. The charity produces resources, campaigns and events to help people relate environmental issues with their faith.

* Register for the workshops here.

* Source: Green Christian