To buy or not to buy

Jubilee’s Aaron Hanson continues his monthly blog on environmental and agricultural topics I love coffee a great deal; there are even some who would say I love it too much. Not so Juan, a hypothetical coffee farmer who, thanks to my coffee-drinking habit, is able to earn a living. But only sort of: in reality…
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Jubilee Farm's field of gold.

Community Farm Coordinator Role Advertisement

Reporting to: Managing Director   Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour  Hours of work: 21 per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) until December 2020; from January 2021, 7 hours each week – the care farming element – is funding dependent.  Annual leave: 30 days per year pro rata  Start date: 1st October 2020  Organisation description: Formally established in…
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True Generosity

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson’s monthly blog on environmental and agricultural topics. Previous blog posts have emphasised the importance of imagining different ways of organising an economy: in particular, the idea that a high-cost economy may in significant ways improve on one where everything is cheap. Now imagination is all very well in principle.…
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Vegbox veggies and Jubilee Farm's pigs. Dinner time for not a high cost.

The High Cost of Low Prices

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson’s monthly blog. Last month’s blog post introduced a rather bleak trade-off between economic health and ecological health.  The gist was that we live in a world ‘in which everyone lives by persuading everyone else to buy things’,[1] and that the planet – and therefore, indirectly, humanity – sustains damage…
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Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson on the economic, the recession and ecological impacts of Covid-19.

A Necessary Recession?

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson on the economic, the recession, and ecological impacts of Covid-19. It seems even the darkest clouds can have a silver lining. In recent years, air pollution in China has become such a severe problem that it has been responsible for the sacking of senior government officials to placate the…
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Accountable for Creation

Norman Hamilton shares his thoughts on taking seriously the call to care for God’s creation, being accountable for creation. David Attenborough; Greta Thunberg; Extinction Rebellion.  Along with other groups and agencies, they are rarely out of the news as they campaign for more action both by government and ordinary people to halt what they see…
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Christianity and Economics – Part 2

Incentives: How individual decisions shape outcomes for everyone Jubilee co-founder, director and economist Aaron Hanson with the second of a four part series on Christianity and economics, first published by VOX. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit…
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Bee-Attitudes – The Use of Putting Numbers on Nature

Jubilee Co-founder, Director and Economist Aaron Hanson begins a monthly column on environmental and agricultural topics. This month: ecosystem services! What is a bee worth? You might be surprised at the multitude and sophistication of answers to such a question, but the gist of all the answers is simple enough: quite a lot. In policy-making…
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Art Competition

Launching 8 February at our second Pig Club Tasting Menu and closing 28 March, the theme of our inaugural art competition is ‘Animals on the Farm’. Run by Jubilee, an agricultural and environmental organisation, Jubilee Farm is home to a wide variety of domestic and wild animals, from pigs to poultry and from otters to…
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Pig Club Tasting Menu

What happens when an award-winning eatery and an award-winning community-farm join forces? Answer: a unique tasting menu event combining quality, provenance and taste! On the 8th February, Jubilee will be partnering with Bia Rebel to run a Pig Club Tasting Menu. Showcasing the quality and flavour of the free-range, native-breed pork from Jubilee Farm, this…
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