The Highland Good Food Podcast
Educating and training for a sustainable local food system

Educating and training for a sustainable local food system

July 7, 2022

In this episode we explore some of the ways education and training can contribute to teaching young people and adults how to grow food and develop skills for life and work. We speak to the manager of a small working farm on the Black Isle, the founder of the Lochaber Rural Education Trust and the Headteacher in charge of a 'Grow, Cook, Compost' primary school project.

Community Food

Community Food

April 8, 2022

Laura speaks to Anna from Planet Sutherland, Mairi from the Fearn Free Food Garden and Emma from the Auchtertyre Community Garden. They discuss the importance of community food projects, which offer a space for learning, a place to gather and grow. A very inspiring listen!

COP 26 Reflections Part 2

COP 26 Reflections Part 2

March 7, 2022

In this episode, Highland Good Food team member Laura Dorantt speaks to Yvan Biot, who was involved in the Fork to Farm Dialogues at COP26, and Highland Good Food Coordinator, Catriona Ferguson. They both went to some of the people's COP events and make some connections to the work they are doing now.

This episode was inspired by the Outraged and Optimism, a podcast that explores the stories behind the headlines on climate change and is “for everyone looking to expand their understanding of the climate crisis and get inspired to take action.”. We recommend you give it a listen!

COP26 Reflections, Part 1

COP26 Reflections, Part 1

February 4, 2022

In this episode, Highland Good Food team member Laura Dorantt speaks to Diana, Nourish Scotland's Food Justice Project Officer and Martina from a female founded collective on the outskirts of Mexico City, that has a vision for diverse and inclusive food systems. Laura asks Diana and Martina what they felt optimistic and outraged about while they were at COP26 and afterwards. 

This episode was inspired by the Outraged and Optimism, a podcast that explores the stories behind the headlines on climate change and is "for everyone looking to expand their understanding of the climate crisis and get inspired to take action.". We recommend you give it a listen!

EPISODE 4: International Climate & Food SPECIAL EPISODE

EPISODE 4: International Climate & Food SPECIAL EPISODE

July 29, 2021

In our final episode of season 2, we are looking at the international food system as a whole, and how we need to address this holistically for us to slow down, and adapt to climate change. With special guest, Mike Berners-Lee (author of 'How Bad Are Bananas?'), and stories from Food Tank in the USA and the Mijikenda Community in Kenya, we look at taking a whole food system approach, and the importance of collaboration. Pablo Thorne from Nourish Scotland and Keith Masson from the Highland Council then help us to contextualise all of this, with regards to Scotland's climate commitments at COP26 in Glasgow this November.

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EPISODE 3: Taking A Holistic View Of The Food System

EPISODE 3: Taking A Holistic View Of The Food System

July 1, 2021

At the Highland Good Food Partnership, we aim to take a holistic overview of our food system; to embrace its diversity, complexity and its interconnectedness. And this month we meet 3 more inspiring people who are following their passion to improve the Highland food system.

This episode we will hear from a diverse range of sectors across the Highlands. And although the content of each story is very different, they show how the food system is made up of a huge variety of parts. And there are people in all areas, trying to make food better for everyone.

We hear from Douglas Hardie from the Highland Food & Drink Trail, Birgit Rieck - a community paediatrician at Raigmore Hospital, and Nick Underdown from Open Seas.

EPISODE 2: How Do ‘Small’ Individuals Make A BIG Impact On The Highland Food System?

EPISODE 2: How Do ‘Small’ Individuals Make A BIG Impact On The Highland Food System?

June 1, 2021

This month we hear from five Highland women who have made a huge impact on their local food systems. Sophie from Post-tatoes, Ella from Left Coast Culture, Helen from Elphin Green Bowl, Kate and Katherine from Raasay Walled Garden. Hear how these amazing women have influenced their local food systems with their simple but extremely innovative ideas.

SEASON 2 EPISODE 1: Salami, Seaweed & Beer!

SEASON 2 EPISODE 1: Salami, Seaweed & Beer!

April 29, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of the Highland Good Food Podcast. This season is all about stories, and we will be sharing food stories from folk who are already doing amazing things with food around the Highlands.

In episode 1 we hear from Anja Baak from Great Glen Charcuterie, Sam Faircliff from Cairngorm Brewery, Keith Paterson from SHØRE Seaweed and David Gass at the Highland Food & Drink Innovation Network. What drives them, and why are they so passionate about food in the Highlands?

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BONUS EPISODE 11: Highlights from the Highland Good Food Conference 2021

BONUS EPISODE 11: Highlights from the Highland Good Food Conference 2021

March 25, 2021

We share some of the top provocations from the Highland Good Food Conference 2021, and explain the vision and actions that came out of the event. We hear from Pete Ritchie from Nourish Scotland, Karen Davidson from Social Farms and Gardens, young crofter Robin Haig, Ana Allamand from the Soil Association, Martin Kennedy from NFU Scotland and Col Gordon from Inchindown Farm.

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EPISODE 10: How Can Food Policy Change In 2021?

EPISODE 10: How Can Food Policy Change In 2021?

December 18, 2020

With all the innovative ideas and actions that we have explored this season, what is actually going to change in the food sector in 2021?

2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone, but in this episode we chat to Pete Ritchie from Nourish Scotland, about why he is very hopeful for the future of food in Scotland and across the world; both next year and beyond.

We explore the Farming for 1.5 degrees Inquiry, the implications for COP26 (UN Climate Change Talks) in Glasgow 2021, the probable impact of Brexit, and the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration, which is truly groundbreaking.

Come join us at the Highland Good Food Conference, starting 11th Jan 2021.

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