Workshop: Thinking with plants

25 June 2014, 1.00 PM - 25 June 2014, 1.00 PM

At Feed Bristol, on the junction of Frenchay Park Rd and Stoke Lane in Stapleton, BS16 1HB


Through the theme of plants we'll be engaging both practical and theoretical issues to do with soil, seeds, and social change. On the one hand, we want to ask: 

  • How does paying attention to the materiality and processes of plants challenge and change the way we think about human systems, including food and social justice? 
  • On the other: how do communities of expertise approach plants differently, and how can we learn from each others' insights?

Along the way we'll hear more about the Feed Bristol project and site, learn from each other's experience, and maybe even get our hands dirty (optional)!

Shared food, dialogue, and interventions from:

- Shaun Waycott (plant expert at Feed Bristol)
- Dr Jon Bridle (biologist, Cabot Institute, University of Bristol)
- Tom Wells (gardener and ethnobotanist, Chelsea Physic Garden.


Transport from the University of Bristol campus will be available on the day (limited places). Participation is free but places are limited - please email directly to reserve a place.

Further information

This event runs from 1 pm - 4 pm and is open to all.

The Soil, Seeds, and Social Change (SSSC) Network is a project supported by the  Cabot Institute which creates dialogue between scientists, social scientists, artists and community partners through shared material concerns. To find out more or to join our mailing list please email


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