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Learning from indigenous traditions in Latin America by Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson describes a recent visit to Colombia where he taught as part of economics week of the Gaia Education sustainability programme. In this blog he discusses his personal views of how Latin America’s indigenous traditions are contributing to a quite distinctively powerful educational ethic
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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.
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Artist in residence – Edward Campbell

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The Gift Economy and Schumacher College?

We are a gift-giving species. This much is clear from over a century of anthropological reports from around the world and across the centuries. It is a core mechanism by which food and fabric and the stuff of life has circulated within our communities...
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Charles Eisenstein, The gift Economy and Schumacher College by Jonathan Dawson

Last week Charles Eisenstein lead a short course at Schumacher College on the theme of Ecology, Scarcity and the Gift Economy....
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Walking with the Earth Pilgrim by Inga Page

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Experiencing Schumacher in Ireland by Jonathan Dawson

A growing number of organisations around the world are knocking on the door here at the College seeking to develop some form of partnership, wanting to explore how the distinctive Schumacher educational model could be made more accessible to people in their countries.
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Hunting Dancing Bears: The search for hope and innovation in a time of crisis’ by Jonathan Dawson

This post is part of a blog-series called Hunting Dancing Bears: The search for hope and innovation in a time of crisis
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This week the cheese makers are here

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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?