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LEAF Education and Public Engagement Conference

Feeding Fertile Minds
Engaging teenagers with farming, food and the environment

When: 11.15am to 5pm, Wednesday 20th September 2017

Where: The Auditorium, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Holborn, London.

Cost:   FREE  Booking is essential for security

Event programme: The event programme can be viewed here.

Public engagement in food and farming is one of the key areas of LEAF’s five-year strategy.  Following the merger of LEAF and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), we are pleased to be running our second Education and Public Engagement conference which will explore innovative strategies to better engage teenagers with farming, food and the natural environment.

To book your FREE place, please email: events@leafuk.org.  Booking is essential for security reasons.

Speakers include:

Donna Ashlee, Assistant Principal, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, home to an award-winning school farm

Catherine Ayres, Wellcome Collection RawMinds, Youth Programme Officer

Sally Bendall, Hollow Trees Farm, Suffolk

Sarah Blanford, Crops and Organic Manager, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited

Caroline Drummond MBE, Chief Executive, LEAF

Carl Edwards, Director Education and Public Engagement, LEAF

Jane Mackey, Research Manager, YouthSight

Sinead Marron, Content Developer, Contemporary Agriculture, Science Museum

Lynsey Martin, Vice Chairman, NFYFC (National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs)

Leigh Morris, Chief Executive, National Land Based College

John Renner, LEAF Demonstration Farmer, North Bellshill and Amerside Hill Farm

Iris Schönherr, Programme Manager, Collaborative Innovation Projects, New Citizenship Project

Alison Teare, Social Media Strategist, Social Jungle

This conference is kindly hosted by Sainsburys