Deirdre (Dee) Woods

Co-editor @ UK People's Food Policy

Deirdre (Dee) Woods is a multi talented community specialist and award winning cook, edible educator, urban agroecologist, broadcaster, and independent researcher, with over 25 years experience of working in diverse communities. Recognised for her work with Granville Community Kitchen and advocating good food for all, Dee was awarded BBC Food and Farming Awards, Cook of the Year and London Slow Food Ambassador in 2016, and Urban Food Hero in 2017 by London Food Link.

Dee continues to practice as a community food educator, is an Honorary Visiting Research Associate at CAWR (Coventry University), and a member of the GLA London Food Board. Dee is also a member of the Landworkers Alliance and active within the UK Food Sovereignty movement. She is on the steering committee and a co-editor of « A People’s Food Policy » and a co-author of « Towards A Resilient Food System for London, Policy Proposals and Directions » as a member of the Community Food Growers Network (CFGN). The latter is a part of a wider compact for London, Towards A Community Led Plan for London, by Just Space.

Dee is committed to using and promoting sustainable agricultural and good food practices by developing projects to practically address issues around food literacy, access, sovereignty, social justice, democracy and resilience. Dee is lobbying for local and national solutions to hunger, community led policy development change and promotes diversity and inclusion in food movements at local, national and European level.