Digital Storytelling about Community Food Growing Project: Second Insights from autumn 2021 course

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Visual stories developed through the Grassroots Visual Storytelling about Community Food-Growing’ course encompassed a diverse range of initiatives, many of them different than community gardens. The films give an inside view of how food-growing initiatives have dealt with participants’ difficulties and inspirations; they elicit diverse feelings, firstly from the storytellers themselves and then from those who have seen their visual stories.

Community food growing helps build the future differently: An invitation to tell your visual story

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Starting in September 2021, we are recruiting a second cohort of participants for a collaborative digital-storytelling project organised in partnership with The Open University, Sustain and RISC. The autumn 2021 course will focus on how community food growing has built community resilience, as a potential means to bypass and contest the dominant agro-industrial model of food production.

Community engagement in the North Rupununi, Guyana

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This video shows the first phase of community engagement in the Darwin Initiative funded project “Integrating Traditional Knowledge into Conservation in Guyana”. Focused on the North Rupununi communities associated with the Iwokrama Forest protected area, it highlights how involving young people as researchers in their own communities can increase understanding and value for the role and importance of traditional knowledge for conservation.

Traditional knowledge challenges and community owned solutions

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Building capacity was not the only activity the local North Rupununi District Development Board team was engaged in during their visits to the communities of Apoteri, Rewa, Aranaputa and Fair View. The team also worked with community members to explore the challenges they believed they were facing when it came to their traditional knowledge.

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