A new report has been announced (19 August 2022) on ‘The Attraction of Agroecology and the barriers faced by new entrants pursuing agroecological farming and landwork’. The recommendations include the need to build skills and knowledge by incorporating agroecological farming and food production into school curriculums and careers advice.
The Food for Thought Education Fund gives financial support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning. The fund aims to improve practitioner confidence in providing progressive, high quality, skills based learning experiences which help to embed food education into the ethos of the establishment. It also provides [...]
Scotland’s land use sector emits more harmful emissions than its aviation and shipping. The John Muir Trust have shared (5 November 2021) why they think why Scotland needs a carbon emissions land tax in this short video.
Sign up for a series of free, curriculum-linked live lessons covering topics including biodiversity, the carbon cycle, and the effects of extreme weather on farmers. These lessons take place 1-4 November, are suitable for ages 11-16, and could be linked to your class outdoor fieldwork.
In this ‘Farmerama’ radio episode about Gaelic culture in the Highlands of Scotland, a farmer’s son, Col Gordon, learns about the pre-colonial attitudes of the Gaels towards the land. He discovers that people belong to the land, not the other way around. Col explores how we can find a way [...]