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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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 farming...Read More »
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 (Chukchi...Read More »
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...