Nourish Scotland

Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network

Welcome to the Nourish Scotland Community site

Looking for the official site with board and staff details, policy, responses, programmes, vision and aims? Visit www.nourishscotland.org

Sign up for regular newsletters from Nourish Scotland (opens in a new window).

(this is the community site, the official site is at nourishscotland.org)

We hope you enjoy using this site to network and connect to others who are interested in sustainable and local food. Do invite other local food activists and food groups to join up!

Once you have joined you can take part in four ways:

  1. have your say on the discussions forum - there are four categories to choose from
  2. join a group of people with similar interests or who are local to you
  3. post your events in the events listing
  4. share your wants and offers in the blog posts section

If you want to tell others about yourself in more detail consider updating your profile

And if you have photos or videos you can upload those too. More...

 

The Declaration of Dunbar

We are working towards a sustainable Scotland in which, in every region we produce more of what we eat and eat more of what we produce.

We believe a more localised food system would be better for the environment, health, community and economy of our country. We are building a movement to create a food system that is:

  • Locally based with shorter supply chains
  • Promotes and respects seasonality
  • Resilient
  • Fair and accessible to all
  • Creates and maintains a sustainable livelihood for producers

These steps are essential in order to ensure a fairer more equitable food system appropriate for a low carbon economy.

Forum

seed potatoes

Started by Mel McEwan in Change local food economies 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Seed saving

Started by Grainne Kennedy in Change local food economies. Last reply by Bute Produce Dec 15, 2014. 8 Replies

Urban Growing and Food System Case Studies

Started by Allison Palenske in Change local food economies. Last reply by Allison Palenske Nov 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Excess Apples

Started by David Hopkins in Uncategorized. Last reply by Fergus Walker Oct 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

what lies beneath

Posted by pete ritchie on January 22, 2015 at 13:56 0 Comments

60 marine scientists have signed an open letter to UK fisheries minister George Eustice urging him to support a European ban on bottom trawling in deep sea water (below 600m).  MPs Richard Benyon and Ben Bradshaw support the ban, which they say…

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GREAT INFOGRAPHICS TO INSPIRE US TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE AT HOME

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on January 21, 2015 at 22:30 0 Comments

Ghergich and Co have produced a lovely infographic with images of e.g. how to make sure you don't waste food in your fridge.  Here's the link: …

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Land worker vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

Posted by Dom M on January 21, 2015 at 12:29 0 Comments

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

We are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to work full-time (39hrs/wk) in all areas of farm activity for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October. On-farm…

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You're Invited to Sunday Lunch

Posted by Mike Small on January 20, 2015 at 14:21 2 Comments

The Fife Diet is ending this March. After eight years…

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Latest EU directive on GM crop cultivation ban misses crucial issues

Posted by Nourish Scotland on January 13, 2015 at 16:30 0 Comments

On 13 January the European Parliament passed a directive that will provide Member States with new mechanisms to ban the cultivation of GM (genetically modified) crops on their territory.

Although this looks positive at first sight, there…

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Funding Scotland - funding information at your fingertips

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on December 20, 2014 at 12:39 0 Comments

SCVO has a new, free funding website!

"Looking for funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise? 
 
Check out Funding Scotland - our…
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EU Council backs organic sector demands & Commission changes approach to new organic regulation.

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on December 20, 2014 at 12:29 0 Comments

A press release from shows that things are slowly moving re EU regulations for organic farms.  It's great to see that the sector is growing by 9% a year!:…

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Bute Produce Projects 2014

Posted by Bute Produce on December 15, 2014 at 16:00 0 Comments

Please follow the link to find out about our horticulture projects this year.

Fyne Futures Bute Produce Projects 2014…

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Yet another study confirms that organic farming can feed the world

Posted by Nourish Scotland on December 10, 2014 at 15:45 0 Comments

Organic farming is much more productive than previously thought, according to a new analysis of agricultural studies that challenges the conventional “biased” view that pesticide-free agriculture cannot feed the world. Read the full article…

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Bloombox Salads has 3 vacancies

Posted by Joy Schlageter on December 6, 2014 at 0:29 0 Comments

Do you know anyone interested in working in the sustainable food arena? There are 3 vacancies at Bloombox Salads - salad chef/ food grower/ brand & marketing ambassador! Bloombox Salads is a low carbon bicycle based business that…

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Contact Us

Our email address for general enquiries is:- info@nourishscotland.org.uk

Please add Blogs to the website to let us all know whats going on.  Theres some advice on building blogs here.

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CONFERENCE 2014

Latest Activity

Mel McEwan posted a discussion

seed potatoes

Following Linlithgow and District Allotment Society's recent potato day we are selling off…See More
17 hours ago
Profile IconClaire Phillips, Sean Henderson, Mathew Norbury and 2 more joined Nourish Scotland
Thursday
pete ritchie posted a blog post

what lies beneath

60 marine scientists have signed an open letter to UK fisheries minister George Eustice urging him…See More
Thursday
Matilda Scharsach posted a blog post

GREAT INFOGRAPHICS TO INSPIRE US TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE AT HOME

Ghergich and Co have produced a lovely infographic with images of e.g. how to make sure you don't…See More
Wednesday
Dom M posted a blog post

Land worker vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, FifeWe are seeking two skilled and motivated…See More
Wednesday
Mike Small commented on Mike Small's blog post You're Invited to Sunday Lunch
"Thanks Jane"
Jan 20
Lets Eat Local commented on Mike Small's blog post You're Invited to Sunday Lunch
"Sorry to hear the Fife Diet is coming to a close Mike. Great idea to celebrate in…"
Jan 20
Mike Small joined Emma Patterson Taylor's group
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Local Food Network (Edinburgh)

This group is here to help all the food related groups in and around Edinburgh to connect.
Jan 20
Mike Small joined Nourish Scotland's group
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Nourish Steering Group

This group will be used to facilitate discussion relating to the Nourish Steering Group
Jan 20
Mike Small posted a blog post
Jan 20
LOUISE THOMPSON is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Jan 20
David Hopkins posted events
Jan 20

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