“I know you would do the same for me”

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 […]

Gratitude and hope

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 […]

Designing food citizenship spaces

One key element of food citizenship is connection. When people are brought together, new relationships are formed, information flows more easily, ideas are generated more quickly. New possibilities emerge. It is this emergence that builds resilience. Building on initial workshops on community food resilience in Sheffield, in August 2020 we interviewed community food organisations to […]

Cinnamon buns, curiosity and conversations

By Olivia Oldham In the Highlands of Scotland, not far from the mountain resort town of Aviemore, there is a bright yellow horsebox, decorated with colourful flags. That horsebox is the home of Reviving Food, a mobile micro-bakery, where founder and owner Rosie Gray bakes and sells sourdough bread and pastries to feed the small, […]

How local authorities can engage with food citizens

With rising global crises and shrinking funding pots, local authorities have their work cut out to help and support their communities. Thankfully, there is a new narrative of the role of public sector emerging from these uncertain times. Rather than being the overstretched service provider and answer to all our problems, local authorities are increasingly […]