Food Justice Workshops

Food justice issues are complicated. They require both strategic and local intervention, and are best resolved by empowering people at the sharp end.

In Scotland we have an opportunity to effect much needed change through the Good Food Nation Bill. We also have many very active and engaged community groups living the change they want to see. From 2017-2019, Nourish Scotland ran a series of participative food justice workshops to exploring what a rights-based approach has to offer.

Each workshop was tailored to the host groups needs and centred around the themes of:

  • What the right to food means in law and in practice.
  • What the potential of the Good Food Nation Bill is, and
  • How groups can advocate for a rights-based approach to the social and environmental justice issues they see.

These workshops were free, with priority given to groups who are marginalised by food justice issues or face greater barriers to policy participation.

During this project we have had the please of working with the following groups:

  • Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Scottish Community Alliance
  • Queen Margaret University
  • DeclarationFest
  • Climate Challenge Fund
  • Health and Social Care Alliance
  • Children in Scotland
  • Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Eco-Congregations
  • Interfaith Food Justice Network
  • Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens
  • Pilton Community Health Project
  • Swap and Reuse Hub Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Disability Aliance
  • The Poverty Truth Commission
  • Link Up
  • Better than Zero / Unite Hospitality
  • UNITY Sisters


You can read notes of some of the workshops here:

UNITY Sisters workshop notes – May 2018 


For further information please contact Steph Mander,

This work was kindly funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.