Soils are essential to the ecosystems on which we rely – yet the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that a third of all soils are degraded – due to erosion, compaction, salinization, nutrient depletion, acidification, pollution and other processes caused by unsustainable land management. At this event, Transition Stroud explores these issues and solutions – and the role soils could play in climate change….Continue reading Celebrating Soil: Film and Discussion Sunday 8th November Lansdown Hall
Do you want to systematically research and clearly communicate what you are doing on your own plot?
This blended learning course (approved by the BDA Board of Studies) is now recruiting its second cohort for an October 2015 start. …Continue reading New MA In AgroEcology
The Hawkwood Seed Festival on 19 July saw Jonathon Porritt visit the BDLT stand and discuss the Hammonds Farm Share Offer….Continue reading Jonathon Porrit Discusses Hammonds Share Offer at Seed Festival
Marina O’Connell details her design process for creating a farm in the most sustainable way for the land and people involved. Over the last 25 years I have designed many large scale horticulture/agriculture systems. Two of these I have implemented as my own (School Farm Dartington and Apricot Centre Essex). Others have been for other…Continue reading A Design Process for Sustainable Farms and SmallHoldings