Leadership Development for a One Planet Food System


Leadership Development for a One Planet Food System

The Big Tent Summer School will be taking place next week. We would like to give participants the chance to post their questions and thoughts about the Leadership Development for a One Planet Food System programme.

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Summer school homework
What’s my question?

Spend a couple of minutes thinking about the question you’d like to get an answer to at the summer school. It might be a ‘factual’ question such as ‘could Scotland feed itself?’ , it might be a practical question like ‘how do we get started with community supported agriculture?’ or it might be a strategy question like ‘how could I use my time and energy better to influence the food system?’

The idea is to come up with just one question which you’d like to make some progress on during the three days.

We would like to post these questions here on the Fiery Spirits, and this should generate some interesting responses.

Over the three days, it’s quite likely that for each of us the question will change, and this will be part of the learning.

Discussion Forum

how can urban communities produce more of their own food? 3 Replies

This was more or less the subject of my recent dissertation.  I'm really interested in seeing how food growing can strengthen and empower communities and how this can best be achieved (in practice…Continue

Started by Sarah Griffiths. Last reply by Sarah Griffiths Sep 12, 2010.

How can shopping for local food become as easy as going to Tesco? 2 Replies

I've just come back from a campervan holiday in Cornwall. It was easy to live off local food and crack the food waste problem by buying small amounts daily in lovely farm shops. Variety, good prices…Continue

Started by Shelagh Young. Last reply by Shelagh Young Jul 27, 2010.

How do we encourage more people to eat more local food? 7 Replies

Hello - I did some of the research work for One Planet and from that know that throughout Scotland most people do not eat enough complex carbohydrates to meet health recommendations. I also know that…Continue

Started by Sian James. Last reply by Helen Fairweather Jul 21, 2010.

Sustainable food in institutional settings 2 Replies

HiAs a teacher I often look at the food in the school canteen and wonder how on earth I/we could tackle the issue of resilient and sustainable food in such a setting? What about hospitals and…Continue

Started by Andrew Jones. Last reply by pete Jul 20, 2010.

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Comment by Teresa Martínez on August 19, 2010 at 17:01
Hi All

Following up the presentation of Paul Allen (Centre for Alternative Technology-CAT) at the Summer School I thought you might be interested in the debate below between CAT and CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

Dustin Benton of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) criticises CAT's proposals under which 85% of England's grazing land would be turned over to growing biomass, and Alex Randall of CAT defends it saying that it is ambitious enough as it is to cut UK aviation use by 2/3, and the aviation fuel has to come from somewhere.

Dustin Benton: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/aug/16/emissio...

Alex Randall: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/17/england-biofuels-...
Comment by Shelagh Young on July 30, 2010 at 12:46
That's excellent - almost Hovis like with its atmosphere of wheaty natural goodness - can non-Edinburgh residents invest and get their bread via their workplace? If so I really will join.
Comment by Teresa Martínez on July 30, 2010 at 12:43
Hi All

We will post soon on One Planet Food Scotland website various files related to the Summer School: presentations, photographs, a report (including contact list), a Big Tent-Summer School film, and vox pops from participants.

Andrew Guest will contact some of you for a brief evaluation so we can improve this sort of event in the future. It was the first time we run the Summer School and we managed to do it in the middle of a festival building site!, so apologies for some of the logistics problems and thank you for being so flexible.

Also, we can keep in touch in this group. Please feel free to contribute to some of the discussions/questions already started or to start a new one as a result of your involvement in the Summer School. There is also a permanent Food Group on this ning site (just go to the main FierySpirits page and find the group "Food"), you may want to contribute to this group too and cross-fertilise ideas.

Finally if you stayed for the Big Tent and have a couple of spare minutes we would be very grateful if you could fill in the feedback form attached here BT-survey.doc

All the best for now

Comment by Eleanor Logan on July 30, 2010 at 12:11
Hey guys, this is great. Dont forget I am your first customer!! And am also interesting in investing in shares or providing a loan. Can someone get in touch???
If it doesnt work out you have a career in films or advertisiing!!

Comment by Teresa Martínez on July 30, 2010 at 9:16
Comment by Teresa Martínez on July 30, 2010 at 9:03
This is an advert created as an exercise during the One Planet Food Summer School. This project has the potential to start in the near future and it would be a great example of shortening the food supply chain and giving more control to people on how food gets from farm to plate, in other words Food Sovereignty!
Project Idea: A group of households in Edinburgh are developing a project to link local wheat growers to bread production and distribution. They aim to recruit at least 200 households which commit to buying 100 loaves per year. The group will buy suitable wheat, organize cleaning and milling on a farm scale, and commission local artisan bakers to bake for them. One distribution option is a social enterprise using bicycles in partnership with the Grassmarket Mission. The group is also exploring a partnership with a social landlord to ensure that the project is inclusive. Reducing waste and distribution costs will help to keep the bread affordable as well as healthy.

Community Bread Advert from WeeFlee Productions on Vimeo.


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