The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-47n2Fg5IU The Woodland Trust along with 48 other organisations are calling for a new national charter for trees to be signed in 2017, the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, signed in 1217 by Henry III. Due to be launched in November 2017, the charter will be created using the shared memories, stories … Continue reading The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

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The Age of the Internet

Today I returned to the Cotswolds after a wonderful few days staying with my family in Essex. I would have stayed for slightly longer had it been for one thing - ability to access the internet. My family has been offline for over two weeks due to a fault with the phone line which is … Continue reading The Age of the Internet

How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?

On 1st January this year the ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ (CSS) came into force across England as the new environmental management scheme for improving the state of nature on our farms across the nation. Despite its name it is very different to the previous ‘countryside stewardship scheme’ which closed in 2004 (the people at Defra could … Continue reading How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?

History, Environment and Complexity

I have been away from the blog for a couple of weeks due to a particularly busy period of deadlines and other projects. As a ‘doer’ I tend to fill my life with projects and get involved as much as I can, in so much as I usually always have a few voluntary projects on … Continue reading History, Environment and Complexity