Beetroot Soup

Thanks again to Holly for putting together this seasonal recipe. Hope you enjoy cooking (and eating!) it. To find Holly's other seasonal recipes click here. The choice for November is Beetroot soup. ............................................................................................................................... As November draws to a close I present to you this month’s seasonable vegetable, the marvellous, jewel toned beetroot. I love to … Continue reading Beetroot Soup

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What are Your Gardening Options When You Decide to Go Green? – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Creating an eco-friendly backyard is not as hard as you might think. However there are several things that you need to take into account and plan for. Before starting any detailed work it is important to check if you have the right quality of soil and that none of the dangerous chemicals are present in … Continue reading What are Your Gardening Options When You Decide to Go Green? – Guest post by Emma Joyce

”No deal would be a very bad deal indeed”: some words on Brexit and Farmers.

Last week the inaugural Henry Plumb Lecture took place at the Royal Society in London, during which Ivan Rogers, the former UK permanent representative to the European Union, spoke to farm leaders and other farming sector representatives about the negotiations and life after Brexit. To say that his words didn't foster much optimism is the … Continue reading ”No deal would be a very bad deal indeed”: some words on Brexit and Farmers.

Wild Voices Podcast – Biodiversity & Beer (with me, Pete Cooper and Matt Williams)

A few weeks ago my good friend Matt Williams asked me to take part in a special episode of his podcast the Wild Voices Project, recording my thoughts on a host of different issues alongside another good mutual friend, conservationist and mammal specialist, Pete Cooper. I'm a big fan of Matt's podcast, was thrilled to … Continue reading Wild Voices Podcast – Biodiversity & Beer (with me, Pete Cooper and Matt Williams)

Is a Mattress Recyclable? – Guest post by James Murray

Making an effort to recycle is a way of taking responsibility - not only for our own actions and effects on our local environment (no fly-tipping here, thank you) but also for our global environment (no greenhouse gases for future generations, thank you too)! The upshot is we all know we should be making an … Continue reading Is a Mattress Recyclable? – Guest post by James Murray

Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

In beachcombing, if we look closely enough, we find philosophy, history, art. The meditative, contemplative act of scanning the shoreline, enables discoveries of an alternative version of places that we think we know. Usually mundane objects become exotic if we choose to see them in such a way. To collect these items is timeless and … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together

Fifteen months ago an idea came into my head. Wouldn't it be brilliant if some of the young farmers and conservationists who are just starting out in their careers could come together at an event to learn from each other, talk with each other and build connections. After all, as individual organisations and networks Young … Continue reading The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together