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Highland Good Food Partnership
Job opportunity - Community Growing Coordinator
We are really excited to announce that we are looking to hire a free-lance/self employed community growing coordinator, to run and coordinate community growing workshops across the Highlands, from February 2023 - February 2024.
We are looking for someone who has food growing experience who would feel comfortable running workshops on a variety of topics. This person should also have good organisational skills and connections to community food growing projects would be a bonus! Part of the coordination role will be looking at ways we can connect community food growing projects up with other community projects, for example; schools, food larders, tool libraries, social prescribing and holistic therapy. We’d be really interested to hear your ideas on this.
Highland Good Food Partnership were lucky enough to receive funding for this role and project via the Good Food Movement campaign through Sustain/ Sustainable Food Places. You can have a read more about this campaign here.
To apply please send us your CV and a cover letter (maximum one page) to email@example.com, detailing some of your growing experience, experience working with community groups and what you feel you would bring to the workshops. Once we’ve read some applications, we’ll have an informal chat and give some additional project information.
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HGFP development update
After the great success of phases one and two of the Highland Good Food Conversation, we are now in the process of developing a Highland-wide Food Partnership to support, facilitate and enable the push to a sustainable food system.
We have four thematic groups which will help to move this process forward: these are Local Food Economy, Education and Training, Health and Wellbeing and Community Food. They will help project groups achieve their aims by providing advice, resources and support. The thematic groups also have representatives that attend support group meetings with the HGFP core team to keep everyone updated on projects and ensure a good flow of information.
With these structures now in place, we encourage project groups to come back together to revisit their ideas from the conference, and get in touch with any new project ideas that you have!
Highland Good Food Conference Report published
The report is available to view and download as a clearly laid out and very legible PDF file.
The origin - How do we get more local, sustainable food on local dinner plates?
This is the question the Highland Good Food Conversation plans to explore, and then inspire the necessary action. You are invited to join the conversation and be part of the movement. Over the last few months we have all witnessed how precarious our food system is, and how during this crisis, it was our local food producers and retailers who passionately rose to the challenge of getting food to us all. Because of this, there is now a lot of momentum and energy in the local food sector, and many are keen to see a food system that is better for the planet, better for people and better for producers.
To build on this enthusiasm and awareness The Pebble Trust and Transition Black Isle have jointly funded the Highland Good Food Conversation. This initiative aims to bring people together from across the Highlands who are interested in sustainable local food; to develop a vision for the Highlands and identify key actions to take forward. The main purpose of the Conversation is to inspire people and facilitate real action to change our food system for the better.
Conversation launch August 2020
- Saturday 4 February
- 13:00 Black Isle Repair Cafe North Kessock
- 17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
- 18:30 Knocknagael Growing Group Ceilidh
- Monday 6 February
- 19:30 RCA Fergus McCreadie Trio at Resolis
- Wednesday 8 February
- 14:00 Black Isle Men's Shed AGM
- Thursday 9 February
- 10:00 Allangrange gardening workshop - Fruit tree pruning
- Saturday 11 February
- NA Cromarty Community Market
- Saturday 18 February
- 10:00 Culbokie Community Market
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