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14 May 2015

Posted by in Latest News on May 14, 2015 .

Andrew Whitley spent two days at Schumacher College in March as part of the Mindful Baking event. On March 24th he gave a public 'Earth Talk' about the tranforming power of sourdough bread.

Baking bread mindfully engages us with three areas of life – cultural, nutritional and political. Mindfulness demands more than simply ‘paying attention’ to the process as we bake. Bread still defines our food culture and, made well, has the ‘capacity to enliven’ both individual bodies and communities. For too long, however, its production has been...

27 January 2015

Posted by in Latest News on Jan 27, 2015 .

 

Resignation as trustees of the Soil Association

On November 18th we – Joanna Blythman, Lynda Brown, Pat Thomas and Andrew Whitley – resigned as trustees of the Soil Association. We expect fellow members of the Soil Association will wonder why. In a democratic organisation they certainly have a right to be told without delay. 

Below is an edited version of our resignation letter and a shortened summary of the concerns which led to our collective action, following a vote by a majority of the Soil Association Council not to hold an...

19 November 2014

Posted by in Latest News on Nov 19, 2014 .

Andrew Whitley is interviewed by Edi Stark on Radio Scotland Stark Talk. Andrew describes some of the key moments and people who inspired his passion for real bread, including a book which landed on his desk in the BBC World Service and a Russian visa officer's grandmother. 

24 August 2014

Posted by in Latest News on Aug 24, 2014 .

 

On Wednesday 10th September we are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 here at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

The event is well timed, taking place during both the Soil Association’s Organic September and the Real Bread Campaign’s Sourdough September. It includes refreshments, (including sourdough bread made from locally-grown wheat), an overview of the organic agroforestry and innovative crop research and a guided farm walk. Places are free of charge and booking is...

06 May 2014

Posted by in Latest News on May 06, 2014 .

May is now officially Real Bread Month and Andrew Whitley – co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign and author of the new book DO SOURDOUGH – Slow Bread for Busy Lives – explains how real bread can be good for us and the environment – and maybe even world peace…

See the full article in NYR Natural News

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