August 2023 Fellows' update: Leanne Werner

August 2023 Fellows' update: Leanne Werner

Leanne Werner (CF 2023) has featured in her local newspaper, Southwark News, which outlines how she will be visiting Canada and the USA to explore agricultural techniques.

This will include green roofs in Toronto and 'agricultural hoods' in Detroit.

Leanne is concerned that we will see food shortages at some point in the near future and as co-founder of urban growing organisation Wilder, she aims to find solutions.

In the article Leanne discusses some of the issues affecting food growth such as pesticide use, climate change and the war in Ukraine.

On a local level she advocates that Southwark Council should commit to growing ten per cent of the food it consumes, possibly using the techniques used in the cities she visits.


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