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Game of Drones with Dave Goulson

In a packed room in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning the 1st of November, Nourish hosted a talk by highly-esteemed biologist Dave Goulson, University of Sussex. Dave gave an overview of the current impact of pesticides on the insect world and on bees in particular, and discussed what […]

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Extinction ’17: What will halt mass extinction?

Last week, academics, NGOs, farmers and other humans converged on London’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. The attraction: an exploration of the disappearance of the natural world – and the creatures great and small that inhabit it. The extinction of species and loss of biodiversity is […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 3: Agroforestry in Scotland

With the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new Climate Change Bill closing on the 22nd of September, Nourish is publishing a series of blogs about each of our four key asks for the Bill. Third up: A strong target and more support for agroforestry in Scotland!   […]

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Making a Living from Local Food in its 2nd year!

What is happening in ‘Making a Living from Local Food’ this year?   Making a Living from Local Food – Tell me more…. This programme is funded by the Prince’s Countryside Trust and is now in its second year. It supports local sustainable food businesses that have […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 2: A Nitrogen Budget

Manure spreading - Flickr CC B4bees

This is the second of our weekly blogs about each of our four key asks for the Bill. The Scottish Government is consulting on the new Climate Change Bill until the 22nd September. You have until then to take part in the e-action run by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to ask the […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 5: Increase Provision of Land for Food Production

Person working in a potato field

With the local elections right around the corner, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. From now, until […]

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Why Scotland’s Climate Change Plan needs an organic target

Agriculture has to be part of Scotland’s mission to address climate change. At the moment agriculture is lagging behind waste and energy in making significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, while accounting for nearly a quarter of Scotland’s emissions. Including a target of 5% of Region 1 […]

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Field of Enquiry V: Soil & Sustainability

Our soils – we ask so much of them yet take so little care of them. Miesbeth Knottenbelt, Nourish member & volunteer, reports on the fifth session of the 2000m2 Field of Enquiry series at Whitmuir The Organic Place, on Saturday the 28thth of January, which focused […]

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The Food Leadership Programme: Securing the future of Tombreck farm

What if you’re a farmer approaching retirement age without succession arrangements in place? Sue Manning and Tober Brown, the current owners of Tombreck Farm in Perthshire, are facing this dilemma – as do many farmers in Scotland. At the beginning of December, a group of participants from […]

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