Category: Agriculture

February 5, 2018 Crossfields Institute

Bruno Follador from the Nature Institute in Ghent, New York talks about his path toward becoming an agricultural researcher focusing on the science and art of compost-making. Bruno takes a qualitative approach to farm-based composting and the importance of developing our sense for what makes good, vital compost. His approach is both pragmatic and inspired,…

July 12, 2017 Crossfields Institute

Growing the future Is our agriculture healthy? Is our culture healthy? Are you concerned about either of these? Do you want to develop research alongside your work? Join a growing, international community of individuals committed to developing transformative research in a diverse range of holistic approaches to agroecology. Make a difference The MA in Philosophy of Social Innovation…

March 31, 2017 Crossfields Institute

Crossfields Institute spent a week in upstate New York working with the innovative Hawthorne Valley Association. Watch their inspiring short video here: https://hawthornevalley.org. In the video you will meet Steffen Schneider, farmer and innovator – also a student on the Masters in Philosophy and Social Innovation, researching agroecology pathway. Our team is working with the Waldorf…

March 7, 2017 Crossfields Institute

Article in Monday’s Guardian about the rise of biodynamic agriculture and how it treats the farm as a whole organism. As the developers of the UK’s only qualification in biodynamic agriculture, we feel proud to be doing our part: www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/mar/05/biodynamic-farming-agriculture-organic-food-production-environment

December 6, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Interested in a more sustainable approach to farming? Introducing our Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening. This new qualification recently launched and is delivered through the Biodynamic Agricultural College, but you can be based anywhere in the UK. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.crossfieldsinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Biodynamic-Farming-and-Gardening.pdf” title=”biodynamic-farming-and-gardening”] View brochure in another tab/window Find out more about qualification development.

November 7, 2016 Crossfields Institute

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/want-sustainable-food-it-will-take-new-normal-farming Shared by our hard working Crossfields International Associates, Touchstone Collaborations, who are returning from their research residency in South Africa. “This piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward thick legitimacy: Creating a web of legitimacy for agroecology,” a peer-reviewed article published July 20 as part of…

June 28, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Text: The dust has certainly been stirred up in the UK agriculture sector following the Brexit result of last Thursday. In my last blog post the big issue was the fate of Roundup and glyphosates in the EU – the renewal of the licence for these being delayed and a decision will rest on further…

June 10, 2016 Crossfields Institute

It is reported in the Guardian this week (Recall of Monsanto’s Roundup likely as EU refuses limited use of glyphosate; Monday June 6) that a renewal of a licence for Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers is not going to be as straightforward as it’s producers would hope. There is growing concern about the hazards…

May 20, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Soil continues to draw attention and respect for the role it plays in mediating and moderating climate extremes. In a year that has seen quite a number of extreme weather and climate events blogs such as the one by Esther Ngumbi, posted this week on the Scientific American website, serve to highlight the role that…