At the start of October, the Food Ethics Council brought together a group of people in the food system to explore whether we could reimagine the National Food Strategy as the Nation’s Food Strategy, putting citizens and communities at the heart of what happens next. We were welcomed at OmvedGardens, a beautiful growing space and garden in North London […]
I’m delighted to hand the blog over to Food Sense Wales this month. Before I do, I wanted to encourage anyone who can to get along to the Wales Real Food and Farming conference between 23rd and 25th November in Lampeter. So many great sessions on food citizenship, community land mapping, storytelling, food leadership in the […]
What does a #foodcitizen world look like, and how do we get there? It’s a world where people and organisations feel part of food systems, with the ability and power to make meaningful change. Where everyone has access to enough food, and choices in and control over what they eat. And where we are doing all […]
I’m now six months into my role with Food Ethics Council and it has absolutely flown by. My post here was first conceived to be focused on strengthening the vibrant food citizenship movement and has evolved to cover exploring ethical and dignified approaches to building community food resilience alongside. I’ve spent the first part of […]
It has been a tough yet hopeful year for food, sustainability and social justice. Looking forward to 2022 we will all need strength, hope and inspiration to remain resilient. Food citizenship gives us all these things. I’ve really loved the last three months exploring, listening and learning, and wanted this last blog of the year to reflect on some highlights: Meeting the team and council in person […]
Jane Powell talks us through the potential implications of the Wales Community Food Strategy.
Our first post from Beth Bell, new coordinator on her plans ahead.
In hard times, it is easy to spot all the things that are going wrong and identify what is missing. How can we build on the positive things that already exist within a community instead?
START is an asset-based approach to community development. Here is an interview with regeneration practitioner Alister Shaw to find out more.
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.