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My Microbes, Therefore I Am: Fermentation, Health, and Human Identity

Joanna Wright writes about her exploration of the diverse and time-tested food tradition of fermentation and the journey it took her from the emergence of cellular life on earth 3.5 billion years ago, to the complex nature of human identity and the inner workings of her own gut.

WATCH: Head, Hand and Heart - Schumacher Residential - Belle Isle

In 2013 the LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development from Queens University Belfast introduced a residential component that aims to enable students to undertake a journey into the key challenges and opportunities posed by sustainability and resilience

Care and Conserve, not Consume! Louise Pardoe

Louise Pardoe, one of our current MSc Holistic Science students, writes about the recent weather, its connection with climate change and why humanity needs to rethink its relationship with stuff and the planet. -“What would it be like if we simply committed to fulfilling our basic needs of food, water and shelter, instead of consuming more and more ‘stuff’ that require vast resources the Earth simply cannot sustain?

Writings from The Shepherds Hut: Part 1 - Entering the Bone-House: The Nomad in the Local - Martin Shaw

*Martin Shaw recently took up a new residency at Schumacher College during 2013-2014. Working from within our newly constructed Shepherds Hut – Martin writes on the nature of nomadism in the 21st Century and it;s meaning for the localism.

Pilgrimage with William Thomas

*William Thomas, the College House Manager, writes about a 5 day commemorative walk to the College from the headquarters of Resurgence magazine in Hartland, North Devon.

Om Shanti - Lou Rainbow

Lou Rainbow writes about our recent Om Shanti fundraising event which included a Kathak dancer, readings by Martin Shaw and a whole lot of fun..!

Of mulch and massages - Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson, co-head of Economics, writes about some of the sleeves rolled up initiatives that are emerging out of the vital work around the new economy.

How much food do we grow at the College? - Bethan Stagg

This year we have grown over 4,900 kg of vegetables and fruit at the College – Bethan Stagg, Lecturer in Ecological Horticulture, writes about food growing at the College…

Reflecting on Gross National Happiness by Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson writes about her recent experience as part of GNH Facilitators Training Programme run by the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan

Walk in the Countryside by Jane Pickard

Dr Jane Pickard, Head of Ecological Horticulture, writes about the state of agriculture and the 21st Century Countryside