It is a time of immense uncertainty. The risk of a nuclear calamity seems closer than at any time since the end of the Cold War and, at home, Brexit seems to influence every personal decision, every plan for the future. It is easy to feel helpless during such times, as world leaders play out their own lives … Continue reading At times of uncertainty, do some gardening
I have certain friends who are a) good storytellers and b) seem to get into situations that led themselves to good stories. There are many aspects to what makes a good storyteller, but for the best voices it is often difficult to pin down what makes them so successful. For me, a good storyteller must … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Not a Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane’s World’ by Jane A Schmidt
There are times when the only way to get your message across is through a channel that’s familiar to your audience. Considering that having a smartphone is the norm in most cities, it’s logical to use this medium to spread awareness about abstract concepts like nature conservation. It might sound ironic, given that man’s tech … Continue reading Teaching Nature Conservation through Apps
Tim May farms around 1000ha in north Hampshire. He is a Nuffield Scholar and we spoke at length about sustainability, the subject he focused on during his travels. He is an advocate of 'enterprise stacking', using the same piece of land for many different enterprises.
Some of you might have read the 'Dairy is Scary' piece published in the Guardian's opinion section last week. It was incredibly polarising and quite understandably angered many, including myself. There are always two sides to every coin and good journalism should I feel take both into account. I understand that this was an opinion … Continue reading In defence of farmers