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4 Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food: Winter

From 28 01/23
From 28 January 2023
to 05 February 2023
Information updated on 19/01/23

4 annual events organized by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole: Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter.

The fourth edition of the “4 Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food” event organized by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and based on four annual gatherings – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – will feature more than 32 different gatherings throughout a geographical area ranging from Montpellier Métropole to Pays Cœur d’Hérault to the west, Pays de l’Or to the south, and Grand Pic St. Loup to the north.

Highlighting the winter season, this edition of 4 Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food offers a complete program with numerous shared activities in the area.

More than 30 scheduled activities

  • Point-of-sale events
  • Exhibitions and film-debates
  • Games and workshops
  • Festivities
  • Conferences and round tables
  • Tours of farms and production sites

Launch of a common food bank, a citizenship-oriented experiment for food solidarity

Saturday, January 28: Montpellier
  • 4:00 - 10:00 pm
Since the summer of 2021, some twenty organizations around the Montpellier region, along with a variety of individuals, joined forces to create the “Territoires à VivreS” (Food Territories) collective, dedicated to creating a local grassroots movement to focus on food issues. As the months went by, they worked together to create a system that would not only help fight food insecurity but also promote access to good quality food for all, while contributing to the development of a more sustainable territorial food system.
A year and a half later, the dream has become a reality, as demonstrated by the inauguration of the Caisse Alimentaire Commune (Common Food Bank). Territoires à VivreS invites you to discover the project with members of the collective and the people who make up the citizen’s food committee, and perhaps even to get involved in this experimental adventure for social, agricultural, and food transformation.
===> Free entry, children welcome!
More information about the project

What’s this about a Common Food Bank?

The bank consists of a collective budget made up of public and private funds as well as private donations. Its use is governed by a citizen’s food committee, comprising about 50 residents from 12 neighborhoods in the city of Montpellier. The committee has been meeting since October to launch the Monnaie Alimentaire Commune (Common Food Currency), a digital currency that will enable people to make purchases in a food network designated by the committee according to specific quality criteria.
As part of the experiment, participants will be able to spend 100€ every month in the network over the course of a year, having contributed to the fund according to their means.
The collective seeks to experiment with new forms of solidarity related to food, notably rooted in the basic human right to food and aligned with the interests of consumers, producers, and other stakeholders in the food system.

Collective food services, a key to sustainable food in the Pays de l’Or area

A program of activities for children and their families will be offered during the 4 Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food event, outside of school hours. The organizers will help the children discover vegetables through games and hands-on activities. Parents, elected officials, and producers will come and share a meal with guests in several cafeterias.
The steering committee for the Pays de l’Or Food Project will also meet during the week of the event and launch discussions regarding food issues in the region.
===> See the program for 4 Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food: Winter