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All HGFP podcasts and blogs have been archived and can be found here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 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
The report is available to view and download as a clearly laid out and very legible PDF file.
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
- Saturday 28 January
- 10:00 North Kessock Community Market
- 11:00 Transition Town Forres need help with hedge cutting
- 19:30 CCT - Talk by Shona Maclean on 'The Bookseller of Inverness'
- Monday 30 January
- 08:30 Transition to a zero waste and circular economy in Scotland - online commercial conference
- Tuesday 31 January
- 14:00 Opportunities for large scale reuse in Scotland
- Wednesday 1 February
- 18:00 'Riverwoods' film at UHI
- Saturday 4 February
- 13:00 Black Isle Repair Cafe North Kessock
- 17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
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