Other York events

Fixing York's Food and Water

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has step-free access
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
SPARK: York CIC, Spark: York, 17-21 Piccadilly,
York YO1 9PB
Let's explore the incredible research happening in York, which is cleaning up our rivers and revolutionising the way we think about farming in cities. Come along for a chance to win some Pint of Science goodies, and to taste some aeroponically-grown greens!

Grow It York: SPARK's Urban Farm

Dr Alana Kluczkovski (Research Fellow)
Professor Katherine Denby (Professor of Sustainable Crop Production)
Join Katherine and Alana, from the University of York, as they explain how SPARK's glowing pink container could hold the key to unlocking a sustainable future for urban farming. They will reveal how their aeroponic vertical farm works, and offer you the chance to taste their produce and look inside the farm!

Ryevitalise: Reconnecting People with the River Rye

Holly Ramsden (Ryevitalise Catchment Restoration Officer)
Niamh Byrne (Ryevitalise Graduate Trainee )
Take a dip into the Ryevitalise Project, with Holly and Niamh, as they explain how the River Rye is being safeguarded for future generations. Discover how the Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership is reconnecting people with the wildlife of the River Rye, collaborating with artists to enhance the river experience, and what you can do to help!

What's in our Rivers?

Professor Alistair Boxall (Professor in Environmental Science)
Join Alistair Boxall, from the University of York, as he takes you on a trip down the Rivers Ouse and Foss, explaining how pharmaceuticals, household chemicals, metals, microplastics and nanoparticles are contaminating York's rivers, and highlighting what you can do to help clean up our city's waterways!