About Us

Common Good Food is a practical advocate of food sovereignty in Scotland. We believe that everyone has “the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and the right to define their own food and agriculture systems”.

Our work is to support communities across the country to take control of the food system by running practical programmes: teaching skills, creating resources, and celebrating the culture of good food in Scotland.

People’s wellbeing, their sense of community, their health and quality of life are directly connected to their relationship with food. We want to demonstrate that with the right support, communities can become more than just consumers: they can develop the capacity to grow their own food and begin to create and participate in the food commons. We believe that everyone should have access to and take care of a shared resource, held in common, that nurtures our innate capacity to feed ourselves, our wider community and to look after the land that sustains us.

Common Good Food is currently made up of a board of nine:

Dave Barfoot

Olga Bloemen

Rob Davidson

Kirsty Duncan

Mags Hall

Mags was one of the founding members of Common Good Food and is the current treasurer. She has worked with a range of community food projects in Scotland including the Fife Diet, Edible Estates and Greener Kirkcaldy. She is currently helping to set up the Open Food Network in the UK, and works with the Scottish Greens on community and environmental issues. You can follower her on twitter @MagsCGF

Ashley Robinson

Eva Schonveld

Fergus Walker

Candace Watermeyer

Common Good Food is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity no. SC045670