Farmers’ Tales: Arvaia and Fattoria Rio Selva

On the 17th of December, we virtually got to know two CSA’s in Italy: Arvaia and Rio Selva. You can watch the recording below! Arvaia is a community that supports agriculture in Bologna, with 47 hectares dedicated to both agricultural land and public green areas. The community forms a collective who is directly involved in … Read more

Looking Back on Farmer’s Tales: Ferme du Bec Hellouin

On the evening of November 25th, students, farmers, and various other professionals were joined by peasant farmer and co-founder of Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, to dicuss the future of small-scale and climate-proof agriculture. A recording of the conversation can be found below, alongside a summary of the event. In 2006, Perrine and … Read more

Beating the Bog Blues

In anticipation of the upcoming webinar “About Peatlands” on November 4th, here is a fable to whet the appetite: Beating the Bog Blues The bog was particularly dry one morning as Heron searched for fish to fill his belly. A small silver flash passed him, but was gone within a second – perhaps it had … Read more

What you need to know about the CAP and the F2F Strategy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Farm to Fork Strategy: what you need to know   The Common Agricultural Policy, the EU-policy that supplies income support for European farmers and promotes rural development, has been abundantly talked about lately. This week, the European Parliament is voting about the current proposal for the CAP reform, … Read more