The Value of Soil A clever little film from the ELD Initiative ( on the value of soil and the reasons why we should be pursuing sustainable land management systems.


One Fifth of China’s Soil Contaminated

The title of this post says it all. China's Environmental Protection Ministry has released a report of an official study conducted between 2005 and 2013, which showed that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land are contaminated, principally with excessive levels of cadmium, nickel and arsenic. It is well known that China's … Continue reading One Fifth of China’s Soil Contaminated

Sheepwrecked – Environmentalists v Farmers

Over the last week I have been helping out on a farm in the Scottish Borders in the lambing shed (hello to you all at Overlangshaw!) and while I was there I began reading Alan Butler’s book ‘sheep’, a work that sets out an argument for sheep being some of the most important historical actors of … Continue reading Sheepwrecked – Environmentalists v Farmers