Commons Rising began in 2015, with the idea of bringing together many activists interested in co-operation of Land and Resource issues.  Things went quiet for a whilst, but a on Health & Food Commons held on 29th July 2017 raised many pertinent issues. See Report from Critical Thinking:, downloadable Report here:  HealthCreation_&_FoodCommons_Report –  see slides of visiting presenter Jamie Harvie – HealthCreationFoodCommons_JamieHarvie – and below, some follow-up events:

Calendar of Events – Commons Rising

Upcoming events. Please get in touch if you want to get involved in those organised by Commons Rising or if you want to know more or wish to initiate something yourself within them (as on Sept 23rd or Oct 21st)

Wed 6th September 2017 – Brighton (organised by Old Tree Brewery in partnership with the College for Naturopathic medicine). Old Tree Brewery, Field House, Preston Barracks, Lewes Road,  Brighton, BN2 4GL:

Thu 14th September 2017 (organised by College of Medicine): The College of Medicine is holding its second conference on Food. Food. The future Medicine Thursday 14th September 2017 at The Royal Society of Medicine:!event/2017/9/14/food-the-future-medicine-2017

Sat 23rd September 2017: The first European Day of Sustainable Communities, The first ever European Day of Sustainable Communities will celebrate the communities across Europe that are building local resilience towards an equitable, low-carbon society. Communities in 8 countries have already registered events to mark the day. Please consider organising a gathering, no matter how small – a conversation, a guided walk, a harvesting – and registering: (

Fri-Sun 6th-8th October 2017: The Festival of the Commons will take place in Athens. Please find below the proposal submission link, in English:

Sat 21st October 2017: Organised by Commons Rising (to be confirmed) part of TransEuropa Festival – also in Madrid and other European Cities:   Festival of Health Creation and the Food Commons in London. Claremont Project (TBC) Stalls films and discussions:

Wed/Thu/Fri October 25-27th 2017: European Assembly of the Commons in Madrid: also co-producing events with TransEuropa Festival Oct 25-29th 2017

We look forward to seeing further updates:


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