Jenny MacGillivray


My particular interest is in the links between community development and local food. I have a Masters in Rural Development, and my dissertation focused on local food supply chains in rural areas. I also spent time in Todmorden conducting a research project with Incredible Edible Todmorden. More recently I worked as a sessional worker for Urban Roots, where I particularly enjoyed bringing growing skills into schools and working with children in the outdoors. I am passionate about spreading food growing skills and building stronger communities everywhere.

Skills and resources

Skills and resources I/we can share

Volunteer management, research and writing skills, planning and delivering training and workshops, community access to land

Skills and resources I/we need

Land for growing, more growing skills, paid opportunities

Activities & Interests

Community Gardening
Market Gardening
Community Meals
Home Cooking
Commercial Production
Access to Land
Food Sovereignty
Food Security