Dr Nathan Einbinder joins academic faculty

by | Jul 23, 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Nathan Einbinder has now joined the academic faculty at Dartington Trust to lead on our Regenerative Food and Farming programme.

Nathan’s interdisciplinary background includes degrees at The Evergreen State College (B.S. Environmental Science), The University of Northern British Columbia (M.A. Geography) and Colegio de la Frontera Sur (PhD Ecology and Sustainable Development). Since 2008, he has worked in Mesoamerica on projects related to development-induced displacement, traditional agriculture and agroecology, and Indigenous revitalization. Much of his research and accompaniment work has taken place in the Maya-Achí territory of Guatemala, where ancestral farming practices, crop varieties, knowledge, and sustainable livelihoods are maintained amidst enormous obstacles. For his dissertation, Nathan examined the local agroecology movement, with a focus on Maya-Achí culture, development processes, education, and local perspectives of wellbeing.

Before arriving at Schumacher, Nathan taught geography at San Diego State University and the University of Northern British Columbia. In addition to teaching, he worked as a consultant for international organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, where he conducted research on regenerative soil management and its connection to socio-ecological resilience in Central America.

Nathan has said that he is eager to bring his experiences to Schumacher College to inspire students and relate the principles and values of Indigenous agroecology to the UK context. He is also excited to put into practice his background and commitment to experiential education, to help train the next generation of change-makers and regenerative food and farming professionals.

Dr Pavel Cenkl, the Head of Schumacher College and Director of Learning at Dartington Trust, said of the new appointment: “I am very excited to welcome Nathan to the Dartington learning community as the programme lead for Regenerative Food and Farming. As we continue to build on our history of progressive approaches to farming and successful horticulture residency programme, it is a real pleasure to work alongside Nathan as we explore the future of regenerative farming and food production through our new undergraduate, postgraduate, and short course programmes.”

Find out more and sign up for updates by visiting the BSc Regenerative Food and Farming or MSc Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise course pages. We are currently accepting applications from candidates wishing to study on both of these degrees. For enquiries, please contact admissions@dartington.org.