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The Dark Side of the Garden

To garden well requires strength of heart. To nourish the necessary connection, meeting engagement and intimacy with the world that allows us to care and motivates us to practice good horticulture we need a clarity of vision that eschews overly romantic notions of the ‘goodness’ of nature and allows an honesty of interaction.

Thomas Berry on Matthew Fox

Thomas Berry cultural historian and ecotheologian, writes about Matthew Fox who teaches here on the forthcoming course Eco-Spirituality, Creation Spirituality: Exploring Eco-Mystics and Becoming Eco-Warriors

Beware the blight!

Jane Gleeson Head Gardener at the College writes about the trials and tribulations of potato blight.

How Are We To Respond?

Tim Crabtree asks: what is the economy for, and what can we personally do in response, in order to help shift the economy in a more benign direction?

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Austerity appears to be incubating and fast-tracking the economic transition of the Greek economy
Right Livelihood Bhutan

My Right Livelihood Experience

Nicole Caran, a past Right Livelihood Participant describes her experiences in Bhutan and Schumacher College
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'First Steps to Seeing' a new book by Emma Kidd

Emma Kidd graduated from the MSc in Holistic Science in 2009. She writes about her experience at the College and it's contribution to the creation of her first book 'First Steps to Seeing'

Enterprising Futures 2015 – Making sense of my experience

Denise Curi wites about Enterprising Futures, a three week course for masters students, which explored how new forms of enterprise and finance are emerging to reflect ecological and social concerns.
Braised Artichoke Hearts

Braised Artichoke Hearts - a recipe by Tara Vaughn-Hughes

A delicious artichoke recipe from the Schumacher College Kitchen

Dead Useful Like...

Dead hedges are an ancient practice – often used to fence in livestock or denote field boundaries – they were seen to be a good use of old wood