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Sustainable Horticulture Masters

Category: News
9 September 2013

Recruiting now for January 2014

Join the growers, researchers, thinkers and activists at the forefront of a revolution in the way we produce our food.

Students enjoying practical horticulture training at Schumacher College

ORC are pleased to be a partner in the pioneering postgraduate programme in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production, run residentially at Schumacher College, in Devon. Schumacher College are recruiting now for January 2014 and have MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert options available, both full and part-time. This course explores the frontiers of research and practice that will meet the social, ecological and economic challenges our food systems face in the 21st Century. It offers a unique and transformative blend of academic and practical learning opportunities from Schumacher College in conjunction with Plymouth University, ORC, The Campaign for Real Farming and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

Martin Wolfe scholarship

Three scholarships are now available for the full-time Masters programme, contributing up to 5000 of the course fees. ORC are very proud that one of these is named in honour of Professor Martin Wolfe and his pioneering work on agroforestry at Wakelyns.

The scholarships are:

  • The Martin Wolfe Scholarship in Agroforestry
  • The Vandana Shiva Scholarship in Food Policy
  • The Lady Eve Balfour Living Soil Scholarship

The closing date for scholarship applications is 1 November 2013. The successful applicants will have experience or strong interest in the subject area of the scholarship they apply for and will need to choose a relevant topic for their dissertation project.


Schumacher College have just taken on more food-growing land around the College to try out novel growing techniques that allow a deeper connection to the land and the soil. They have six full-time apprenticeships available from April to October 2014 on a residential basis.

For more information contact Jane Pickard or see Schumacher College

Keywords: Masters sustainable food production food security agroforestry

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