#68: Commoners in Cumbria and collective landscape restoration in Spain

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Photo from James Rebanks Instagram This month we begin by hearing from James Rebanks, Cumbrian sheep farmer and bestselling author, about what it means to be a commoner, and his…

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67: Fibre farming, Ugandan permaculture and rain-fed regeneration in Spain

67: Fibre farming, Ugandan permaculture and rain-fed regeneration in Spain 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Photo from YICE Uganda This month we begin with a story from Rosie Bristow, MSc student of Fashion and Textile Management based at Phantassie Organic Farm in Scotland. We learn…

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Landed Part 4 Image: a drawing of someone's legs, looking out over a mountainous landscape, accompanied by the text 'LANDED, Part Four Places of Possibilities by Farmerama Radio'

Landed Part 4: Places of Possibilities

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So if, as it turns out, the family farm is a colonial concept, what are the alternatives? And if we’re to address the tangled mess of challenges we’re faced with…

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Landed Part 3: Colonial Connections

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  In Part 2, farmer’s son Col Gordon explored the ways in which the colonisation of Highland Scotland destroyed a rich pre-colonial culture and relationship to the land. But in…

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Landed Part 2: Re-storying the Landscape

Landed Part 2: Re-storying the Landscape 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Over the last 250 years, Gaelic culture in the Highlands of Scotland has experienced what academic Iain MacKinnon refers to as “cultural devastation”. For farmer’s son, Col Gordon, the forced…

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Landed Part 1: The Family Farm

Landed Part 1: The Family Farm 150 150 Farmerama Radio

“What if we’ve been getting this wrong?” Col Gordon is a farmer’s son from the Scottish Highlands. After a decade away, he’s finally returned to the place that he loves:…

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#66: Ecosystem Agriculture, The Probiotic Turn and Regenerative Flower Growing

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Liv Wilson of Wetherly / SSAW Collective. Image Source: Instagram (@_wetherly_) This month we begin by hearing from the ever-inspiring Mimi Casteel – farmer, ecologist, and wine maker. Mimi shares…

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#65: Community farm investment, Naked oat mylk and Palestinian fair trade

#65: Community farm investment, Naked oat mylk and Palestinian fair trade 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Kindling Farm. Image from @kindlingtrust This month we start with a fond farewell to internationally renowned water specialist Professor Tony Allan, most noted for his pioneering work on the concept…

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#64: Dung beetles, herbal medicine, hydrology and soil carbon

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Rasheeqa Ahmad | Image from Hedge Herbs This month, we begin by hearing from Sally-Ann Spence, an entomologist in Wiltshire, who is passionate about preserving dung beetles as a keystone…

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#63: Indian farmers’ protests, the Forever Flock and Biopriming

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  This month, we start with speaking to  Dr Vandana Shiva. Vandana is an Indian scholar who set up the Navdanya Farm that works with hundreds of thousands of farmers…

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