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Pressure and Resilience

Fergus Walker
1st December, 2017

Rob Davidson, Common Good Food board member and director of the Cyrenians Farm Community in West Lothian, writes his take on food and farming resilience. You can find the original article here.

Beyond my work with Cyrenians I’m allowed to tinker with other elements of local food and food sovereignty. I mentor for a few market gardeners and I’m a trustee for another organisation called Common Good Food...

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Land, food and inter-generational resilience

Fergus Walker
1st December, 2017

This article was first published on Bella Caledonia on 30/11/2017

Land, food and intergenerational resilience – what is ‘indigeneity’ in a Scottish context?

We need inspiration and a fresh approach to create a food system in Scotland that meets our needs as citizens and not as economic units – and the ideas proposed by the Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience may provide the insights we need to do this.

I am currently the chairperson of Common Good Food  (CGF...

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In support of A People's Food Policy

Fergus Walker
26th June, 2017

 

As Brexit negotiations begin, England has been urged to develop progressive food policy in advance of leaving the EU.

 

Common Good Food is proud to support ‘A People’s Food Policy’ - a comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England created by a coalition of grassroots food and...

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Farm Hack Scotland- workshop resources

Olga Bloemen
3rd January, 2017

Did you miss Farm Hack Scotland in October 2016, or do you want to be reminded of the great workshops that took place?

Below you can find an overview of the workshops, with contact details and links to further resources. 

 

Scything - with Tearlach Quinnell

What: The workshop was an...

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Increasing Access to Fruit & Veg: Learning from Wholesome Wave

Rob Davidson
22nd December, 2016

Along with participants from Nourish, Community Food Health Scotland, Pilton Community Health, Farmers and other interested parties I was invited to join a group of food sovereignty activists at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh to hear, first hand, the experiences of Gus Schumacher and The Wholesome Wave foundation as they set up a voucher based scheme to subsidise the purchase of fruit and veg across the US.


“Wholesome Wave works across the United States, connecting farmers with...

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