Belfast Food Stories

Belfast Food Stories
Get inspired to to grow more, talk more, cook more and share more!


12:00PM – 2:00PM

2 Royal Avenue, Belfast


We need a deeper and more diverse understanding of what food means to Belfast. To capture the real lived experiences, beyond the numbers and data, we need to hear from Belfast folk themselves. This event will centre local stories of food in the city, and will also inspire and energise everyone to come together to grow more, talk more, cook more and share more so we can collectively, inclusively build a sustainable food city.

We want to know ‘what’s good about food in your neighbourhood?’. Where are the great places to eat using local produce, who is paying a real living wage and where are the greengrocers located? Who is growing food in the city and where? We also need to capture what’s not working, so we can make a plan to make things better.

We’ll hear from citizens from across the city, with different stories to tell including:

Biruk Sahle, Hahu Organics who will demonstrate growing your own food using no-dig gardening in small spaces

Louise Ferguson, The Larder Belfast who will talk about food and justice and how there’s enough for everyone if we share

Joanne Boal, Rainbow Alley who will share her experiences of building community and connection through alley gardening

Food Ethics Council and Brink will steward the session. Join us to listen, connect and share your food story. Help us map what’s good about food in Belfast and we’ll co-create a vibrant, genuine visual of food in the city.

Belfast Sustainable Food Partnership is a dynamic multi-sector collective, with expertise in design, food ethics, growing, farming, tourism, civic power and much more besides. We work together to activate and amplify Belfast food stories as a powerful tool in transforming the food system.

Event Partner: Food Ethics Council


We’ll be in touch.