Horti-BlueC: Tomatoes, strawberries and sustainable food production

HortiBlueC Tomatoes strawberries and sustainable food production

  • 27 October 2021
  • 11:00 - 16:00
  • Southsea Castle Marquee, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3PA
  • FREE
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Find out about directions for sustainable food production in this family event hosted by the University of Portsmouth

Hear about research outcomes, short talks on the health benefits of tomatoes and consumer attitudes to ‘green’ labelling, and participate in hands-on activities.

In conjunction with the Portsmouth Climate Festival, this public event includes a summary of key research findings from the University of Portsmouth research project Horti-BlueC. Horti-BlueC has developed a sustainable and peat-free recycled compost blend for growing tomatoes, strawberries and other greenhouse crops. The new blend has been designed to reduce carbon emissions associated with food production, and so help to achieve climate targets and tackle climate change.

This family-oriented event will offer an opportunity to find out about the project results and listen to short talks from University of Portsmouth researchers on topics such as the health benefits of tomatoes and consumer attitudes to 'green' labelling.

You will be able to participate in hands-on citizen science activities, sample tomato-based snacks and check out a giant tomato root in virtual reality.

This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg 2 Seas programme.

Additional Information

This event will be taking place in person.

Accessibility and special requirements: We will endeavour to provide particular access requirements on request. If you have any access requirements, e.g wheelchair access and hearing loops, please get in touch in advance of the event.

Parking: Parking in Portsmouth is extremely limited, we encourage you to use the train, bus, cycle routes, or the city’s Park ‘n’ Ride facility”.

Covid Safety: Please observe and follow Covid guidance inside and around buildings. While social distancing is no longer required, please keep to smaller groups and spread out wherever possible when networking with other attendees.

The University will no longer mandate the use of face masks inside buildings. However, you are welcome to wear a face mask to our event if you wish (please supply your own).

Please do not attend the event and cancel your booking if you experience one of the following:

  • if you're feeling unwell with any of the Covid-19 symptoms
  • if someone in your household is self-isolating due to Covid-19, is awaiting Covid test results or is displaying Covid-19 symptoms
  • if you've been contacted by the Track and Trace system and asked to self-isolate

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms whilst at an event, please leave the venue as soon as possible and advise a member of the event team.

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