Our Vision & Values
We want to see a food system where farms are connected to their communities and produce nutritious and affordable food in a way that makes a positive contribution to the health of communities and the natural environment. This can be achieved by supporting small-scale agroecological farms. We want to see our farming system thrive, with a greater diversity of farmers and business models. Improving access to land and widening participation in the ownership of land is essential for this to happen.
Our values are centred around transparency, democracy, grassroots-led, ecological sustainability and fairness
Roz Corbett. Her background is in community growing, market gardening and community development. She currently works as an organic market gardener and also keeps bees. She is also a member of the coordinating group of the Landworkers' Alliance (LWA) and is the LWA Policy and Campaigns Coordinator in Scotland.
Malcolm Harris (Treasurer). Malcolm has worked on ensuring financial viability for a variety of organisations, using forecast models, performance measures and cash flow analysis. Having analysed the effectiveness of various approaches to international development for many years, Malcolm has since been exploring fairer & environmentally sustainable economic models.
Kirsty works in science communication and knowledge exchange at Strathclyde University. She has extensive experience in funding outreach activity and a detailed knowledge of the Higher Education sector and potential funding mechanisms, which she hope to bring to further the aims and objectives of the SFLT. She'd love to also be a small-scale farmer (eventually!)
Paul Mallis has an active interest in local issues and supporting proactive environmental causes. Enthusiastic about small scale agriculture/horticulture, Paul continues to gain knowledge and broaden his understanding for the future. He currently works between a community trust and a local authority supporting urban arboriculture in central Scotland.
John Fraser is a biodynamic farmer at Burnorrachie farm (45 acres) just a few miles south of Stonehaven in the north east of Scotland. He grows a mix of mainly winter vegetables, plus soft fruits, autumn goodies such as peas, beans and courgettes, and occasionally, beef. They run a weekly fruit and vegetable box scheme, and attend farmers' markets. The farm is organic and biodynamic, and all produce has Demeter certification.
Donald Buglass is a PhD researcher and teacher in the law school at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on Food Sovereignty under the Common Agricultural Policy and how agricultural policies can deliver on the Right to Food. Through his research he has developed an interest in alternative models of farming and land management.