Gaia University Blog

Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. Hazel Healy takes stock of the challenges ahead in the New Internationalist Magazine.
Monsanto is buying up heirloom seed companies and trademarks. Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine discovers who is buying what and how to avoid Monsanto. She explores why what we buy can be a form of positive activism.
Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees writes Damian Carrington.
In an extraordinary coup, farmers' unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European soil framework directive, writes George Monbiot.
Judges Push Back Against the South’s Privatization Wave, writes Daniel Ross.
MSc Associate, Nicole Vosper, has organised a Soil Summer School, offering learners the chance to understand the soil food web, how to care for soils, making compost, plant teas, mulching and more. There will also be a session on the politics of soils and why they are eroding around the world.
Two teenagers from Eugene, Kelsey Juliana and Olivia Chernaik, filed the climate change lawsuit against Governor Kitzhaber and the State of Oregon for failing to protect essential natural resources, including the atmosphere, state waters, and coast lines, as required under the public trust doctrine.
Access to farmland persists as the top challenge faced by new farmers. Young Farmer Organisation, Greenhorns, have produced a handy guidebook.
30 leaders and visionaries will gather for six days in a beautiful retreat center in the New Hampshire wilderness.
Not many 20 year olds would be embracing permaculture, traveling the world and taking action to gain the skills they need for people care and ecological restoration. Laura Kaestele from Germany is an inspiring exception to the rule.