December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Academics and food growers from all over the county held a conference on how best to sustainably feed a growing population.
The conference was hosted by Bicton College and experts met at Dartington Hall to address future food poverty concerns and sustainable production in a changing climate.
Bicton College, Devon’s only specialist land-based college, and The Dartington Hall Trust have joined forces to establish a new campus and programme of sustainable horticulture courses from September.
Kevin Frediani, curator of plants and gardens at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, argued the need to reduce overconsumption and depletion of natural resources.
He backed food being produced closer to where it is consumed.
The college’s centre manager at Dartington, said:
“The beauty is that students studying sustainable horticulture with Bicton College will leave with both practical and academic skills to actually put the issues we are debating into practice in the real world.”
Sustainable horticulture courses start in September 2013.
For more information, contact the College on 01395 562300 or email email@example.com