‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 15 – the Nature Friendly Farming Network

Last month I spoke to four farmers who are part of the Nature Friendly Farming Network which was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference. Listen on for more details.

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How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Doing your part to protect the environment may seem like something unimportant, but it can play a major role in big environmental issues. This goes far beyond recycling and buying organic food, which has become a constantly rising trend. Now, the time has come to pay more attention to some serious problems and do everything … Continue reading How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Caring for Birds this winter

There are roughly 574 known species of wild birds found in the UK all with their own distinct characteristics. The sweet sound of birdsong in the morning is often a sound taken for granted and it would be greatly missed if it were to disappear; let alone the impact on the environment and ecosystem if … Continue reading Caring for Birds this winter

Growing Vegetables throughout the Seasons – guest post by Michelle Whyte

Your enjoyment of fresh vegetables should never be interrupted by seasons. Spring and fall are two notorious seasons affecting the veggies supply and the arrival of frost in the fall signals gardeners to hang their gardening gloves. What gardeners and the general public may not know is that it’s actually possible to grow veggies in … Continue reading Growing Vegetables throughout the Seasons – guest post by Michelle Whyte

‘Health, Beauty and Permanence’ – Reflections on Michael Gove’s NFU Conference speech

I haven't made it to the NFU Conference this year, but thanks to the wonders of youtube I was at least able to catch outgoing NFU President Meurig Raymond's speech and Defra Secretary Michael Gove's speech (thanks @NFUtube!). You can of course read the full speech from the Secretary of State here. Here is a brief … Continue reading ‘Health, Beauty and Permanence’ – Reflections on Michael Gove’s NFU Conference speech

An art project to make cities greener

Make 100 Trees is the latest project by London-based designer and artist Margarita Mitrovic. The concept of the project is to make 100 artworks of trees, which will directly fund the planting of 100 real trees. By depicting each tree in a different style and technique, the artist aims to demonstrate their uniqueness, individuality and … Continue reading An art project to make cities greener

5 Efficient Ways to Raise Eco-Awareness – Guest post by Diana Smith

No amount of technological advancement is going to change our planet for the better unless we change as well. Still, trying to persuade and convince people can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. This is because people are often quite defensive when it comes to their way of life and no amount of data, shaming … Continue reading 5 Efficient Ways to Raise Eco-Awareness – Guest post by Diana Smith

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 14 – Tom Bradshaw at Fletchers Farm

Tom Bradshaw is a forward thinking arable farmer with diversification key to his overall business. The equestrian yard at his home farm in Essex seems to be just as important to the long-term health of his business as the main arable enterprise which is based on contracting agreements with neighbouring farms. Tom is also a … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 14 – Tom Bradshaw at Fletchers Farm

Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post

Sunday afternoon has arrived and I've finally been able to sit down to settle into writing a blog post. I can't quite believe how quickly this winter has been ticking along and although I'm quite far through my list of winter tasks on the farm the end isn't quite in sight. Last week there was … Continue reading Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post