Urban Gardening as a Means of Social Change

25 May 2018

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London, United Kingdom


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Discussion between Kate Metcalf of WEN (Women’s Environmental Network) and philosopher Sara Lowe around urban gardening as a way of creating awareness of our surroundings and bringing about social change


Kate is Co-Director at Women’s Environmental Network (WEN). WEN is the only UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment. Kate has 20 years’ experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks, project management and campaigning. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality in Latin America, Africa and Asia.  She is currently leading WEN’s Environmenstrual Campaign which is aiming to bring about a UK revolution for healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products.

Sara Lowe is a Master Student in philosophy at Åbo Academy, Finland; the focus for her studies is environmental philosophy and value theory. She has recently started an internship for Silly Greens – a London start-up that is sowing and distributing growing-kits of microgreens to people in order to encourage them to grow their own food and getting to know their ingredients. She has recently embarked on the strenuous journey of creating an urban farm with her partner in South East London where she seeks to embody the results from her research in academia. By naming each plot in the farm after environmental philosophers she is hoping that their commitment to the environment will be an inspiration to the continuous projects she and her partner is undertaking.

And the nearby Black Cab Coffee Co will be serving drinks.

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Kate Metcalf

Sara Lowe


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