anne • sikking
Society of Authors • Royal Society of Literature • Federation Writers Scotland
Poet Laureate 2021/2022 - TESS - Los Angeles • founding Chair Glasgow's City of Poets
Listed among City of York's100 influential women 1918-2018
writing as Anne Sikking
Seeds to Solutions, with Pam Warhurst CBE, published 2021 by Incredible Edible CIC, ISBN: 9781527299467, charts the journey of Incredible Edible from kitchen table to international phenomena.
It's packed with stories, tips, food recipes (compost too!), photos, struggles, Covid triumphs of global growing groups and their impact on community, learning and enterprise. All have pointed the way, such that global food multinationals like COMPASS are now adopting the Incredible Edible ethos and changing their approach, taking them speedily toward carbon-neutral practices.
The book also includes next steps as the Incredible Edible board set out their work to change the law for public access to public land, their plans for partnering grassroots organisations with anchor institutions, and the blueprint for big business to thrive sustainably.
writing as Maggi Sikking
A Vision Shared, published in 1990 by Food & Futures, ISBN: 9780951168974, details an economic development program amongst three disadvantaged groups in Calderdale West Yorkshire and how they resulted in employment for people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Organising Your Finances, published in 1987 by Bedford Square Press of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), ISBN: 9780719911767, is used widely by small voluntary organisations to help them get their bookkeeping in order.
In Co-ops with a Difference, published in 1986 by ICOM Co-publications, ISBN: 9780946776078, ways to employ people normally excluded from the workplace are clearly described. It is still referred to as a 'seminal work' on the subject of integrated employment.