Yearly Archives: 2019

British Garlic

  Those of a certain vintage will remember when garlic was most definitely not British.  To older generations it epitomised all that was wrong with foreign food.  Now its place … Read on

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The Future of Business in the 21st Century: presentation & workshop with Kate Raworth & Juliet Davenport

Join Kate Raworth and Juliet Davenport at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking on Friday July 19 2019 from 9.00am – 2.30pm BACKGROUND In the 20th century, modern society started chasing … Read on

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Darren Doherty teaching at Ragmans Farm June 18-21

A great opportunity to learn from one of the leading teachers in regenerative farming, combining the disciplines of Keyline Planning, Holistic Management, perennial planting, building carbon in the soil, mapping, … Read on

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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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