Why do we need a food partnership?
Food is an enormous part of our lives and there needs to be a key shift in the way we approach our food systems to create a future that has at its heart a fair, inclusive, and environmental approach. As a basic human right, we all have a right to good, healthy, affordable food and the use of food banks in response to food insecurity continues to create inequality in our communities.
The Edible Edinburgh food partnership plays an important role in the development of sustainable food systems, campaigning for change and informing policy. City populations have a buying power and scope to free up land to grow more food locally.
The partnership’s working groups focus on specific food issues, such as health, food waste, food growing and the local economy. Take a look at our Autumn update which summarises achievements to date and plans for renewal of the City Food Plan.
Who is involved?
The Edible Edinburgh Partnership connects representatives from the public, private and third sectors:
George Gordon: Councillor, City of Edinburgh Council and chair of the partnership
Pat Abel: Chair, Transition Edinburgh South and Director, Nourish Scotland
Brenda Black: Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Community Food
Ylva Haglund: Food Waste Campaigns Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
Biddy Kelly: Managing Director, Fresh Start
Dawn Macleod: Service Development Manager, Edinburgh Food Project
Fiona Macleod: Senior Policy Officer, City of Edinburgh Council
Paul Masser: Community Food Hub Worker, Community Alliance Trust
Severine Monvoisin: Community Garden Coordinator, Edinburgh College
Kim Newstead: Senior Health Improvement Officer, Public Health Scotland
Laura Nisbet: Development Officer (Food & Health), City of Edinburgh Council
Ian Pirrie, formerly of Edinburgh Cook School
Fiona Richmond: Head of Regional Food, Scotland Food & Drink
Pete Ritchie: Director, Nourish Scotland
Greig Robertson: Director, Edible Estates
Jim Stout: Nature Project Manager, LOVE Gorgie Farm
Vivienne Swan: Sustainable Food Places Coordinator
Pam Whittle: Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
Click on the links below to find out more about our partners and the work they are involved in. If you are already committed to the vision and aims of Edible Edinburgh, and would like to find out about how to actively support us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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