Blog: Food Commons

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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Sovereignty, Justice and the Commons

Fergus Walker
21st November, 2016

Sovereignty and Justice for access to food, skills and technology: reflections on the Nyeleni Europe forum Romania Oct 16

Last month I was fortunate to be one of a delegation from the UK attending a Europe-wide forum on food sovereignty, with 600 people from 42 countries from Europe and beyond – incuding indigenous people from Sweden (Sami) and Siberia (...

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Where are all the Scottish CSAs?

Mags Hall
14th June, 2016

By Ashley Robinson

Scotland has lots of grand and wonderful things - sweeping vistas, ancient castles, moody lochs. Scotland even has some less grand things - deep fried mars bars, indecipherable accents, dreich weather.

But, dear Scotland, I riddle you this - where are all of your CSAs? Those wonderful and innovative pairings of nourishment and community, a structure that allows for transparency and participation in our food system. They seem to be quite rare up here.

Sharing the risks, responsibilities, rewards of the farm

CSA, for the...

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