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The Art of Mindful Baking, Returning the Heart to the Hearth by Julia Ponsonby

Julia Ponsonby, Head of Food at the College, writes about what led her to write about her new book 'The Art of Mindful Baking'

College Garden Update by Jane Gleeson

Jane Gleeson, Lead Gardener at the College, writes about the trials and tribulations of grass management at the College and the importance of a well sharpened blade!

College garden update from Joanna Wright

Joanna Wright provides an update on all the latest activity in the Schumacher College gardens and our dynamic programmes in sustainable horticulture.

College Gardens update - Feb 2014 by Jane Gleeson

Jane Gleeson – Lead Gardener at the College writes about the resurgence of life making it’s way out of the storms which have battered the country thes past few months. Life abounds once more and the garden is putting its energy back into welcoming the approaching spring sunshine and longer days.

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.

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…

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

Agrarian renaissance: scope for a million new jobs by Colin Tudge

Colin Tudge explores what it will take to become a farmer of the future.

Planting Lightly at Schumacher College, by Lynne McDonagh

2011 had been a bad year for me – I had been made redundant for the second time in two years, become embroiled in a battle to save my local allotment from being developed into a car park, and people I had previously trusted had let me down. But when the opportunity arose to study Sustainable Horticulture at Schumacher College, some rays of sunshine seemed to pop out from behind the dark clouds.

Real Farming … a people’s take-over of the world’s food supply with Colin Tudge

How is it that we are already producing enough food for 14 billion and yet according to the UN 1 billion are still chronically hungry?