A Food Renaissance

Issue 294 • January/February 2016

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A New Year: A Renewed Commitment

Exploring new ways of thinking and living


California Passes Ban on Plastic Microbeads

The environmental cost of synthetic microbeads is too great

Artists Reject Fossil-Fuel Sponsorship

Update on the campaign to end fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts

Flood Plan Makes Room For the River

Plans to contain flooding in the Netherlands are working with Nature, not seeking to control it

Scottish Land Campaign Grows

Pressure for curbs on tax-haven owners is mounting

News from the Grassroots

Environmental news from around the globe

Festival of Wellbeing Raises the Roof

Resurgence event overcomes last minute crisis

Michael Meacher and Dora Holzhandler

Tributes to two extraordinary people


A Food Renaissance Goes Live

Unveiling a new forum for change

Farm Campaigner Breaking New Ground

An interview with Helen Browning, Chief Executive of the Soil Association

Dharma of Food

The spiritual ideas behind agriculture

Trust the Soil, Cherish the Crop

A Japanese farming philosophy taking root in Britain


Think of Time as Nature Thinks

Modern science is catching up with traditional wisdom


The Emergence of Social Ecology

Extract from an interview with Murray Bookchin in 1986


Mind Matters

Assessing the impact of mindfulness as it becomes more mainstream

Wake Up Laughing

A five-step course to bring joy into our lives

The Man Who Saw Fire In the Eye of the Wolf

Reassessing the work of Aldo Leopold

The University of Green

Schumacher College celebrates 25 years of teaching and holistic thinking

Tagore and the Meaning of Self

The enduring influence of Tagore on Schumacher College

Ethical Living

Worlds Apart

On parties and poverty, East and West

Activist Jailed for Reporting Assaults

An Amnesty International Appeal

One Earth, One Humanity, One Future

A new story of unity and radical pluralism

A Diet for Every New Year

Eating seasonal foods throughout the year connects us with the season

Sparkling in a Cool Climate

The renaissance of English wine

Making a Fist of It

Crowdsourcing a poem

The Arts

A Radical Fervour, Forged in the Forests

Recalling Pablo Neruda's twin passions of love and Nature

Portrait of The Artist As Priest

A new exhibition of work by David Jones

Sacred Song, and Where to Find It

Launching an online portal for evensong services in the UK and Ireland


Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers


A brainteaser full of ecological clues


Our Books of the Year

Review of the books most enjoyed by Rowan Williams and others in 2015

Souls With Wings

Review of Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Delight in British Butterflies

Capitalism With A Conscience

Review of More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First

Getting Better At Doing Good

Review of The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

The Lonely Traveller

Review of 60 Degrees North: Around the World In Search of Home

A Primer For Activism

Review of Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service

Camels In Canada

Review of Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

Web Exclusives

Article - The Practice of the Sacred

A Basis for Spiritual Ecology

Article - Analogue or Digital: A Dichotomy

Why we need to maintain a balance between digital and analogue in life

Review - The Triumph of Art

Review of David Tress

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