The Power of Food Festival will be back in 2018!

We are delighted to announce that the fourth edition of The Power of Food Festival will be on 16 – 17 June 2018.

Registration is now open for community food gardens and external contributors wanting to take part.

The Festival is a weekend event when community food gardens in and around Edinburgh throw their gates open and invite the general public to come and explore, hear their stories, be inspired and entertained. Since the launch in 2015, 40 gardens have participated in the Festival.

The Power of Food Festival has been created to:

  • celebrate​ ​and​ ​showcase​ inclusive community food growing
  • inspire​ the public to grow food
  • and raise​ ​awareness​ about the environmental and social implications of what we choose to eat.

By doing so, it seeks to encourage greater societal wellbeing, environmental sustainability and social justice.

Don’t wait for June, get inspired now: read our 2017 report and watch videos on our Vimeo channel.

Take part in 2018!

Registration is now open forcommunity gardens and ‘external contributors‘, i.e. anyone interested in providing free activities, entertainment or food in a garden. You will find all you need about participating in The Power of Food Festival here.

New power of food podcast series

We are very excited to launch a new podcast series on the power of food. First up is Ewan Aitken, CEO of the Cyrenians, who kindly took the time to share with us his perspective on the power of food and on the synergies between the Festival and the Cyrenians’ work. You can hear him here.

Want to join the team?

Do you want to see the Festival grow from strength to strength? You have bags of energy and can commit a few hours a week to make this an ongoing success? The 2018 team would warmly welcome more hands on deck, particularly for coordination support and social media. With no paid staff and no grant funding, the Festival runs on the passion, creativity and generosity of those who make it happen. If you think this might be something for you, get in touch!

Join our movement as a member of The Power of Food Festival. Membership costs £1 a year. By becoming a member, you are joining and supporting a social and environmental movement that is working towards a better world. You are also telling us that you also want for the Festival to continue showcasing and celebrating community food growing into the future, and you help us do so!



4 thoughts on “The Power of Food Festival will be back in 2018!

  1. Surely, the festival will enhance the significance of safe food. I think, beside inspiring community food growing, the public to grow food, awareness rising all are fine. But at the same time, nutritious value of different food should be highlighted also.

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