The Learned Pig

Art – Thinking – Nature – Writing

Tag: farming

  • A Good Life / Subsistence

    A Good Life / Subsistence

    Two poems with accompanying artwork by Linnea Ryshke, extracts from Kindling (Lantern Publishing and Media, September 2021).

  • I Recall Recalling Straw

    I Recall Recalling Straw

    New poetry from the fields by Mark Goodwin, with accompanying artwork by Dominique Cameron.

  • Turning Tables

    Turning Tables

    An in-depth essay on the work of artist-activist Kathryn Eddy, from Mandy-Suzanne Wong’s new book, Listen, we all bleed, published by New Rivers Press, November 2021.

  • Lille Gris

    Lille Gris

    Lille Gris was dreamt up before Brexit and Covid-19 changed everything. In December 2017 an invitation arrived to participate in an exhibition programme at the North Atlantic Lighthouse in Hanstholm, Denmark. This presented an ideal opportunity to open new dialogues on the welfare and intelligence of farmed pigs. In our previous work, CARNEVALE, Cath Keay…

  • Digging in this Dirt

    Digging in this Dirt

    With his wife Kerstin, Josh Mabie co-owns Pied Beauty Farm, a no-spray orchard, flower farm, and apiary just outside of Stoughton, Wisconsin.

  • Beans


    A new personal essay by gardener-writer Mandy Goddard, making connections between farming, protest, and the beautiful ‘yin yang’ bean.

  • Meadow Grass / Unmake the Land

    Meadow Grass / Unmake the Land

    “In the tracks of grazing cattle and the oak tree’s swell” – a pair of new poems about labour and the land by writer Hannah Green.

  • Residency Reflections

    Residency Reflections

    Artist Rosa Farber, who currently lives and works at Laines Organic Farm, looks back at her online residency with The Learned Pig.

  • Lessons from Seed

    Lessons from Seed

    A personal essay by seed researcher and baker Col Gordon on the complex relationships between plants, people and place.

  • Crosscutting / Night Strands / Homesteads

    Crosscutting / Night Strands / Homesteads

    Three new poems from the farmlands of Idaho by Samuel Strathman.

  • re:rural


    Anna Souter visist Haarlem Artspace to review re:rural, a project taking place both digitally and at the organisation’s home in the Derbyshire Dales.