In case you’re in any doubt as to why somebody would choose to spend a fortnight volunteering on a small croft on a (frequently wet and often chilly) tiny island just off the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, let me explain. As I discuss elsewhere on isthisfood (for instance, […]
“To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd” – Wendell Berry.
I can’t see Rum to the west or the cliffs to the east. Thick rain-filled cloud has been hanging around for a day or so now, shrouding what have quickly come to be familiar points of reference. A. and I have been at Croft 13 on the Isle of Eigg […]
The Isle of Eigg (pronounced ‘Egg’) is the stuff of dreams. An 8km x 5km island located 10km off the west coast of Scotland, Eigg has the first electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy. Amazing. Following a community buy-out, the 100 or so people who live on Eigg own […]
isthisfood has been nominated in the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards for the Organic Trade Board’s Best Food Blog award. Yay! This is wonderful recognition of what I’m doing with isthisfood and is hugely important to me. But it doesn’t stop there – isthisfood needs your help! The judges still need to […]
I currently live in a flat in London’s Zone 2. I’m well aware that despite the apparent distance between my table and where my food is produced, raised, and grown, whenever I eat I have the opportunity to exercise my convictions about myriad food questions and issues – cross-reference Wendell […]