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get this cool sweater on your holiday gift list!

Check out these cool farmer 'jumpers' made from Guernsey sheeps wool. They do custom size and bespoke orders so make sure to send your measurements  to your family with your measurements for the perfect christmas present!

Posted: October 29 2017
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read: with only 60 years of harvests left, how do we transform our food systems?

Elise Wach from the Indie Farmer wrote an article published last week that explores the necessary trajectory of the future of farming. At a time when industrial agricultural systems are depleting our soil and placing quantity of produce and profit before quality and ecological health, this discussion is crucial. She also addresses the myths and […]

Posted: October 24 2017
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forthland, art, community and harvesting the commons

[vimeo 164326896 w=640 h=360] We have recently discovered fourthland, a collaborative art and performance community in the UK which first emerged in 2008. It's hard to do justice to fourthland and the work that they do in words. They create and explore objects, land, people and myths in interlinked creative and unconventional social and artistic […]

Posted: July 16 2017
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calling all artists: remembrance day for lost species needs your help!

The ONCA are looking for contributions for Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2017. Human created pollution, climate change and deforestation is causing unprecedented species loss. 40% of the wildlife on earth has disappeared in the last 40 years. Remembrance Day for Lost Species is a chance each year to learn and tell the stories of species […]

Posted: July 7 2017
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watch: in our hands

[vimeo 210027143 w=640 h=360] The Landworkers Alliance, is an organisation based in UK made up of farmers, growers and land workers working together to find solutions to the shared challenges they face, and raising awareness about the contributions that they make to their communities. In Our Hands, is their documentary, made to share their quiet revolution […]

Posted: June 29 2017
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Farms not Factories are rooting for real farms in a bid to end factory farming

FarmsNotFactories have just launched their new video series which aims to champion the #TurnYourNoseUp at pig factories campaign in the UK. The first installment of the 12 episode series features chef Damian Clisby and Harry Boglione, a young organic farmer who left London and returned to the land to raise his happy, healthy pigs. FarmsNotFactories aims […]

Posted: June 23 2017
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a tree for a landlord, a tree for an office

[vimeo 47713837 w=640 h=360] We should all be so lucky.

Posted: May 4 2017
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three top-notch videos on farm hack

Springtime's got us all excited about agricultural innovation, and we're pulling these farm hack videos out of retirement.

Posted: April 3 2017
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ballymoe litfest, ireland, may 19-21

Festival of food and drink takes place in Ballymoe, Ireland this coming May.

Posted: January 25 2017
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[vimeo 124611294 w=640 h=352] Disillusioned by a cultural story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey around the UK, searching for the seeds of an alternative culture and with it hope for the future. we the uncivilized: A Life Story resonates deeply with […]

Posted: December 11 2016
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seeds go sailing, wonderful european sail freight in motion

Seed Journey -- a project from the artist group Future Farmers-- is a seafaring voyage connected to a public art project. "Seed Journey moves people, ideas and seeds through time and space. This voyage—its crew and cargo—are agents that link the commons as they relate to local networks and a more global complex of seed savers and stewards […]

Posted: November 28 2016
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can you learn to fish for free?

These are pretty cool programs subsidized by the british government. Participation is open to anyone willing to go to the UK. It leaves us with one pertinent question. What if the USDA provided free jobs training for young farmers?

Posted: October 4 2016
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know someone who knows someone in London that wants to save a farm ?

OgranicLea, a very awesome workers collective near London in the Lea Valley put out the following call for help on their blog: "A coalition of growers is working with Haringey Council to explore taking on Wolves Lane, a 2 acre former plant nursery in north London. The goal is to turn the site into a centre/hub […]

Posted: October 4 2016
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funeral for an extinct species

[vimeo 25260994 w=640 h=360] A cool theater group called Feral Theatre produces rad-eco-theater pieces, and maybe they hit pretty close to home...

Posted: September 28 2016
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position at cooking school in shanagarry, county cork, ireland

Position Vacant Ballymaloe Cookery School is looking for a new staff member to join our team in a varied, exciting role.   The successful applicant will be expected to be flexible, willing to pitch in wherever necessary, though they will have defined duties. We are looking for someone who ideally has attended our 12 Week Certificate […]

Posted: September 15 2016
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vegetables without the plastic

Able and Cole, a produce delivery service in the UK, is now using the UK's first fully-compostable bag for vegetables. They are formed from non-GMO starch potatoes and a compostable polymer, and they are available in larger trash bag sizes for kitchen waste or yard debris. If you live in the UK, you can order these […]

Posted: April 5 2016
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the world's most important fruit

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/D0F8/production/_87469435_f9a4b729-ae1a-4488-8aef-6ba8b944b043.jpg Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry. But practically every banana consumed in the western world is directly descended from a plant grown in the Derbyshire estate's hothouse 180 years ago. This is the story of how the Cavendish became the world's most important […]

Posted: January 30 2016
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need a new farmer podcast?

Farmerama is a new podcast brought together by sourcing various clips from farmers across Europe. In one episode you'll hear from dairy farmers protesting in the UK and then get transported to a vineyard in Italy to discuss the happiness of grape vines and how that brings about a sustainability of taste.  This is a […]

Posted: December 10 2015
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hacking it out

FarmHack, a Greenhorns open-source, easily accessible platform that allows members to interact, debate and build on each other’s innovations to common farm problems, received some great press from Holly Black of Sustainable Food Trust in regards to an event in the UK this past April. Here is an excerpt from the full article: Is technology the […]

Posted: August 17 2015