Highland Good Food Partnership
All HGFP podcasts and blogs have been archived and can be found here
. . includes a new podcast on 'Education and Training for a sustainable local food system', advance notice of the Highland Good Food Gathering on 24 September and a Dandelion Festival in Inverness on 2 - 4 September, and links to Land Commission recommendations and the consultation on the Scottish Government's Land Reform Bill .
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HGFP publishes response to SG Local Food consultation
Highland Good Food Partnership's Co-ordinator Catriona Ferguson has published HGFP's response to the Scottish Government's consultation.
October 2021 HGFP development update
After the great success of phases one and two of the Highland Good Food Conversation, we are now in the process of developing a Highland-wide Food Partnership to support, facilitate and enable the push to a sustainable food system.
We have four thematic groups which will help to move this process forward: these are Local Food Economy, Education and Training, Health and Wellbeing and Community Food. They will help project groups achieve their aims by providing advice, resources and support. The thematic groups also have representatives that attend support group meetings with the HGFP core team to keep everyone updated on projects and ensure a good flow of information.
With these structures now in place, we encourage project groups to come back together to revisit their ideas from the conference, and get in touch with any new project ideas that you have!
Highland Good Food Conference Report published
In his final remarks at the end of the report Martin Sherring, chair of the HGF Steering Group, wrote
"This conference was one of the most exciting things I have ever been involved in, and the feedback forms clearly show that the delegates shared my excitement. I am really proud of the work Emma, Rachel, Josie and the rest of the team put into organising it, but the excitement came from the delegates themselves, their shared vision and enthusiasm.
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"We encouraged conference delegates to be ambitious in developing their projects, and we now have to apply the same ambition to make it all happen."
The report is available to view and download as a clearly laid out and very legible PDF file.
Second podcast series concludes
In our final episode of season 2, we are looking at the international food system as a whole, and how we need to address this holistically for us to slow down, and adapt to climate change. With special guest, Mike Berners-Lee (author of 'How Bad Are Bananas?'), and stories from Food Tank in the USA and the Mijikenda Community in Kenya, we look at taking a whole food system approach, and the importance of collaboration. Pablo Thorne from Nourish Scotland and Keith Masson from the Highland Council then help us to contextualise all of this, with regard to Scotland's climate commitments at COP26 in Glasgow this November.
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Podcast conversations, series 2
Blog articles, series 2, on HGFP website
Podcast conversations, series 1
11. Good Food Conference highlights
10. How can food policy change in 2021?
9. Can we have successful vegetable-growing enterprises in the Highlands?
8. Can a thriving aquaculture sector support healthy communities?
7. What Does It Take To Be A New Entrant Farmer in 2020?
6. Highland retailers in a changing food system
5. Is local Dairy possible in the Highlands?
4. What's your food story?
3. Taking control of our bread
2. Is regenerative farming the future?
1. The role of community food
Blog articles (all) on HGFC website
15. Conference Finale and looking forward
14. Mid-conference review, by Josie Fraser
13. Should every farm operate on a circular economy?
12. Scottish seaweed - a sustainable superfood
11. Local Farms In Good Hands
10. Online Markets
9. Climavore: On Tidal Zones
8. The Ethical Dairy
7. Our Changing Attitude to Food Growing
6. What's your Food Story?
5. Flour to the People
4. Ancient Futures for Highland Hills: Reinventing the Shielings
3. How Did The Highland Good Food Conversation Start?
2. A Community Food Perspective: The Rise Of The Community Fridge
1. How Can we Make Local Food Mainstream?
The origin - How do we get more local, sustainable food on local dinner plates?
This is the question the Highland Good Food Conversation plans to explore, and then inspire the necessary action. You are invited to join the conversation and be part of the movement. Over the last few months we have all witnessed how precarious our food system is, and how during this crisis, it was our local food producers and retailers who passionately rose to the challenge of getting food to us all. Because of this, there is now a lot of momentum and energy in the local food sector, and many are keen to see a food system that is better for the planet, better for people and better for producers.
To build on this enthusiasm and awareness The Pebble Trust and Transition Black Isle have jointly funded the Highland Good Food Conversation. This initiative aims to bring people together from across the Highlands who are interested in sustainable local food; to develop a vision for the Highlands and identify key actions to take forward. The main purpose of the Conversation is to inspire people and facilitate real action to change our food system for the better.
Conversation launch August 2020
- Monday 26 September
- NA Scotland's Climate Week to 2 October
- Wednesday 28 September
- 09:00 Landworkers Alliance - Building better food systems
- Thursday 29 September
- 09:00 Landworkers Alliance - Building better food systems
- Friday 30 September
- 10:00 Trellis Green Health seminar and AGM
- Saturday 1 October
- 10:00 Postponed MOO Food Harvest Festival
- Sunday 2 October
- 14:00 Black Isle Food Festival CANCELLED
- Wednesday 5 October
- 09:00 Cycling Scotland conference 2022
- Thursday 6 October
- 19:00 Lairg Learning Centre film screening 'The Dreaming Bog'
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