Manchester Urban Diggers | Food Citizen Stories
One of the best tools we have in growing and strengthening the food citizenship movement is real stories about those who are doing it. These are both organisations that were set up with purpose, as well as existing businesses who have recognised that the old ways of operating no longer serve them, their communities or the planet. […]
<em>What’s the big deal with the word ‘consumer’? </em><strong>Collective missions for a fairer world </strong>
Last month I was delighted to host the Food Ethics Council’s Business Forum for a session on exploring and embracing the food citizen shift. We were joined by Helen Quaye from Co-op, Guy Singh-Watson from Riverford and Louise Ziane from Toast Ale, three brilliant speakers from three brilliant businesses that are pioneering ways of involving […]
How communities can shape food strategy in Wales
Jane Powell talks us through the potential implications of the Wales Community Food Strategy.
Building a Participatory Ecosystem in Barking and Dagenham
Every One Every Day is the largest participatory project in the world and a brilliant example of what can be achieved when you harness the skills present in a community.
Reviving the heart of communities with START
START is an asset-based approach to community development. Here is an interview with regeneration practitioner Alister Shaw to find out more.
Resistance is fertile: Citizen action on land access
Shared Assets is a think tank building a land system which serves the common good. Consultancy Coordinator Tom Carman argues that alleviating inequities in access to land is essential in building more just and sustainable food systems and unpacks different actions we can take to ensure the fairer distribution of land.
Cooking to survive in exile
Migrateful, a social enterprise providing cooking classes taught by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Founder Jess Thomspon unpacks how Migrateful empowers their chefs on the journey to employment, integration and independence.
Food citizenship in Bristol’s response to COVID-19
Across the country there has been an outpouring of food responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the last few weeks. From innovative emergency food provision programmes to ensure vulnerable people are fed, to novel food distributions channels to support local businesses, community organisations, businesses, local authorities and citizens are stepping up. How can we ensure […]