Blog: Skills

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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How to save your own seeds

Fergus Walker
19th January, 2016

Ahead of our Seed and Tree Festival on Saturday 6th February (book your tickets now!), here is a guide to how to save your own seeds - something to get you started! This is a guest blog from Culbokie based seed wizard Agric. He has kindly given us permission to publish his excellent chapter on seed saving which forms part of the Transition Black Isle guide to growing in northern Scotland -...

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The ideas behind our Seed and Tree Festival

Fergus Walker
9th December, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with Helping Britain Blossom to bring you the Seed and Tree Festival on Saturday 6th February!

When we raised £2000 in our...

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"Growing A Culture of Food Sovereignty" - podcast

Fergus Walker
15th August, 2015

In the last week of July Common Good Food hosted four talks and discussions at the Edinburgh Food Festival. If you missed the talk, or you want to listen again - now you can! This was our Friday talk, with the founders of CGF, Mags, Eva and Fergus, speaking about our work, with some good questions at the end.

 

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Common Good Food

Fergus Walker
7th March, 2015

 

Wild garlic harvest

As the days lengthen, the buds are budding and we prepare to enter what is traditionally known as the hungry gap, I am pleased to announce the formation of this new organisation, Common Good Food, which has its roots in the ground-breaking Fife Diet project.

Common Good Food (CGF) will be an organisation with its sleeves rolled up and its feet on the...

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