Food and farming
In terms of the food we consume, we can try to source seasonal food which has been grown and transported in a sustainable way. Best of all, grow your own or support local farmers! In terms of wider campaigns, there is also a strong movement challenging the unsustainable practices of major supermarkets.
A group of food consumers, farmers, crofters, community groups, retailers and projects from across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland who are working together to make fresh, locally grown food more available in our communities. There website shows links to producers all over the Highlands and Islands.
One of the most enjoyable things you can do to cut emissions is to buy local food. It reduces ‘food miles’ and farmers markets often use less packaging than supermarkets do. There is a growing network of groups working to improve access to good local food.
Have a look at this resource list for information on collective food-buying (cheap, fun, and reduces packaging), compost, and growing your own food.
Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns. An ecological design system that inspires and empowers us to create our own solutions to local and global problems. It provides ways to design and create healthy productive places to work, rest and play.
At a national or international level
Addresses the increasing corporate control and power in the food sytem and the demise of the small and family farm.
Over the past 10-15 years, the Soil Association has been at the cutting edge of work to develop sustainable and stable markets for producers – and to improve public access to organic food.