Blog: Culture

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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Seed & Tree Festival - participants' voices

Fergus Walker
4th March, 2016

Here's a great range of opinions on what was important to participants about the Seed and Tree Festival on the 6th February. The feedback we have had, and the ideas that we heard, have inspired us to keep going. We will be expanding our small voluntary team and we are cooking up  some further events for later in the summer and autumn. Thanks to our volunteer Robin for the film.

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Seed & Tree Festival: reflections

Fergus Walker
12th February, 2016

Well, what a day we had last Saturday – and a huge well done to everyone who helped make it happen – especially our partners in organising the event – Helping Britain Blossom. We were amazed at just how many people came – at least 150, including Nicola Sturgeon and her followers calling by. Here are some first reflections on the day.

It seems to me that we are witnessing a quiet cultural revival in...

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Seed & Tree Festival: what do we want to achieve?

Fergus Walker
5th February, 2016

Well, that has come round quick - the Seed and Tree Festival is happening tomorrow! We have well over 100 people coming, we have umpteen things happening, we have the First Minister stopping by - what a day it's going to be! You can download a PDF of the full programme here or at the bottom of the page.

I would like to lay out our hopes for what we can achieve off the back of this event. This event is all about diversity of seeds and trees that we can harvest for food, but it is about so...

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