Hear the podcast about Holt Wood

You can listen to a podcast about herbal medicine and forest gardening, featuring Holt Wood. In the podcast, Anne talks about the general approach of Western herbal medicine and growing medicinal trees and shrubs in a permaculture project. Our huge appreciation goes to Daniel Tyrkiel who has beavered away producing fascinating podcast interviews by all kinds of people linked to permaculture.

Jobs in agroforestry!
Agroforestry Research Communicator (12 month contract in the first instance). The Organic Research Centre is looking to appoint an Agroforestry Research Communicator to work within the Agroforestry Programme on the European projects AGFORWARD, SustainFARM and AFINET (a European thematic network on agroforestry). The candidate will possess a BSc (Grade 2.1 or above) in agriculture, biology or a related subject and excellent organisation and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal). Experience with social media is vital as is breadth/depth of knowledge of agroforestry and sustainable farming in a research or technical context. A research communication and/or science/technical journalism background and producing publications for a range of target audiences, in particular farmers, is advantageous. Closing date for applications: Monday 30th January 2017. Further details can be obtained from www.organicresearchcentre.com

New agroforestry project

An innovative project providing for apples, elderflowers and sichuan peppers is starting up at the Dartington Trust Estate in Devon. Arable crops will continue to be farmed between rows of trees which will be managed for produce for the Apricot Centre at Huxham Cross Farm, Luscombe Drinks, and Salthouse and Peppermongers. More detail at the Dartington estate blog.