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Nana Smith


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I’m a recent graduate in Classics. I’m a Londoner, but I’ve also lived in Rome and Tokyo. I have volunteered in the fight against food waste, and believe that we can all play a part in making a difference to create a better environment, even if small.


Urban Farming: the modern version of Rus In Urbe

Growing food in the city aims to tackle the climate crisis, and it’s a practice on the rise. Are there similarities to the concept which Romans called Rus in Urbe? Monocle’s podcast “Farming in the City” gave me an insight into the (potential) alternative solution to feeding citizens, binding the community, and reducing food miles.

Food waste: do we need more surplus food cafés and restaurants?

A volunteering experience at the community-run ReFuse Café in County Durham questions how we can deal with such a crisis

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