Kevin Frediani (Bicton College, Devon, UK)

  • Head of Sustainable Land Use at Bicton College, UK

     

    Kevin Frediani is responsible for directing the curriculum and enterprise activities across the traditional land based college while also leading innovation and research in sustainable food production. He is currently working on three major projects: 1) Establishing a working fossil free farm at the college; 2) Establishing a centre for controlled environment agriculture; 3) Establishing an enterprise model at the heart of curriculum delivery.

     

    Kevin’s talk will focus on all three projects that seek to engage with multiple stakeholder interests based around applied research, education and knowledge transfer to support sustainable agriculture in the UK. The main focus is being aligned with the food smart city movement which promotes more sustainable consumption that will help shape changes in production.

     

    A former student of Nottingham University, his work has lead him to graduating as a social entrepreneur with his project the Foundation for Research into Environmentally Sustainable Horticulture (FRESH) and gaining the UK’s top horticultural prize the IOH Nora Stucken Award in 2011. In 2013 he was part of the team that won a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show for the exhibit featuring an urban agriculture project with aquaponic production.

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