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What can you grow on 2000 square metres?

Whitmuir Farm, a few miles south of Edinburgh, is selling itself to the local community. For a couple of years now, Whitmuir Community Benefit Society has been selling shares in the working organic farm, with a view to securing the future of the educational work that already

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Nourish is recruiting

Nourish is currently looking for two new people to join our team: a Policy Officer & Campaigns Officer and an Office Manager, both part-time. You can download the application packs here: Nourish Policy Officer Job Description and Application Form April 2015 Nourish Office Manager Job Description and

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Young Crofters take demands to Scottish Parliament

Young people must be given more help and better incentives to start-up as crofters, the Cross-Party Working Group on Crofting was told this week at the Scottish Parliament. Following their three-day gathering in March, Young Crofters brought calls for action in two main areas: cash flow and access

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Call out to small-scale farmers in Scotland

A display of fresh fruit and vegetables

This March-April, the UK-wide Landworkers Alliance, in collaboration with Coventry University, are conducting research to measure the productivity of small scale agroecological farms and market gardens across the UK: ‘A Matter of Scale’. They note that there appear to be no other sources of data on the

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Young crofters gathering

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From 19-21 March, Nourish participated in the Young Crofters 2020 gathering organised by the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) at Glencanisp Lodge on the community-owned Glencanisp Estate in Assynt. Crofting is a unique and traditional form of land tenure, which has kept big areas of land in Scotland in the

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First International Agroecology Forum held in Mali

Plant growing out of money pile

Last month the first International Agroecology Forum was held in Mali. It was organised by Via Campesina and other social movements at the Nyéléni Center in Sélingué. Over four days, women and men debated, shared experiences and celebrated agroecology with the view to reinforcing a common vision and

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