Yearly Archives: 2019

Climate change, farming & the vegan – beef controversy

Why pasture based livestock farming could be part of the solution – and the huge importance of good impartial science by Catherine Broomfield* Whatever the eventual outcome of Brexit, the … Read on

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Agroecology: real innovation from and for the people

This latest Nyeleni Newsletter on agroecology – real innovation from and for the people (Number 36, April 2019) critiques new versions of the Green Revolution, the FAO,  spells out what’s … Read on

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First Earlies

In terms of vegetables, April is a transitional month.  The very last of the winter vegetables begin to shoot, a signal to use them up quickly and get the ground … Read on

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Extinction Rebellion, David Blunkett and Me

This piece by Chris Smaje was originally published in his blog Small Farm Future (April 23 2019) – with thanks to him for permission to reproduce here. “I briefly mentioned … Read on

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Job Vacancy: Oxford Real Farming Conference & College for Real Farming & Food Culture

We’re recruiting for a new conference manager and college event organiser. The Oxford Real Farming Conference dates for next year are January 8 & 9. This will be our 11th … Read on

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Herb of the month – Sorrel

The sour, lemony flavour of sorrel has been appreciated in Britain at least since Roman times and is the first herb of the year around which I can deliver the “dinner of herbs” promised at the outset of this series. Read on

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Investigation into the Issues Associated with Large scale and Concentrated Landownership in Scotland

Report by Glenn, S., MacKessack-Leitch, J., Pollard, K., Glass, J., and McMorran, R., for the Scottish Land Commission, published November 20 2019 The full report can be viewed here Executive … Read on

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Regional Baking for Easter

In Easter Biscuits we can see some of the clearly defined regional preferences that have largely been blurred by commercial food production and countrywide distribution. Read on

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The College for Real Farming and Food Culture: new courses

Still time to book places on three of this year’s courses! The College for Real Farming and Food Culture is designed to explore, develop, and promulgate all the big ideas … Read on

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Rivers gain legal protection from misuse

This article is by Alex Kirby, Climate News Network (March 21 2019) Several countries are ensuring their rivers can gain legal protection, a move akin to treating them as people, … Read on

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