Future Farm Lab, though I didn’t know it at the time, was the beginnings of my career in creative science engagement.

In 2015, me, my housemate, Abi Aspen Glencross, and Phoebe Tickell fused to found a collective whose aim was to reshape the food system through marrying old practice with new technology. FFL was an important stepping stone for all of us, and seemed to catalyse all three of us quitting jobs and PhDs galore. Now we all work freelance, and although we no longer do this together, I think our transformations have been in no small part down to Future Farm Lab.

Read a bit more about what we did below.

Phoebe, Sophie and Aspen professing their love of science. Photo by Joe Sarah.

Phoebe, Sophie and Aspen professing their love of science. Photo by Joe Sarah.

What we do

Trying to make ethical, environmental and viable decisions about food is almost impossible for consumers, businesses and farmers alike. Future Farm Lab aims to share information between these different viewpoints and by doing so, increase transparency in our food system from source to plate.

To do this, we run workshops with the public, collaborate with farmers, consult chefs and bakeries on their food sourcing, engage in scientific research and curate exhibitions and talks.

Our work is all about stimulating discussion, encouraging questions and investigating solutions, we involve as many people as possible in our process as we believe this is the key to building a sustainable food chain.

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