Twenty First Century Foraging – guest post by Tiffany Francis

Is it possible to forage our own wild food in twenty first century Britain? Can we really take the habit of our ancestors and supplement our own lives with nettle leaves and hazelnuts, or are we destined for processed food and produce loaded with carbon miles? When I was writing my first book Food You … Continue reading Twenty First Century Foraging – guest post by Tiffany Francis

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Feedspot’s list of blogs and websites worth visiting in 2018

Last week I was honoured to hear that I had been placed on Feedspot's list of 'top 75 sustainability blogs and websites to follow in 2018' (coming in at 48). The list (along with with the 'nature' and 'environmental' lists) attracted my attention to several blogs that are really worth visiting. Some of these include: … Continue reading Feedspot’s list of blogs and websites worth visiting in 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week, therapists and the need to support those in need

All this week people have been talking about mental health as part of 'Mental Health Awareness Week', a project that has been run by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001. This year's theme is 'stress: are we coping?', looking at stress and how it is impacting on our lives. The #FarmerMentalHealth campaign that has been … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week, therapists and the need to support those in need

Edging Your Backyard: A Few Helpful Tips – guest post by Kylie Johnson

Your home is divided into designated living areas that define the purpose of each space. A little "outdoor space designation" will create the unified environment that draws your family and friends into the special world that is your backyard. Creating crisp clean edges and borders to direct traffic, focus attention, and indicate specific activities (play … Continue reading Edging Your Backyard: A Few Helpful Tips – guest post by Kylie Johnson

Joe Harkness, Bird Therapy and the Wild Voices Project

I may have mentioned the Wild Voices Project before. It's a podcast run by Matt Williams that profiles people who connect with the natural world in some way (tagline: the stories of the people saving nature), and it makes for some wonderful listening. Matt's approach is informal yet gritty and his lengthy episodes unravel slowly, … Continue reading Joe Harkness, Bird Therapy and the Wild Voices Project

Reducing Carbon Footprints with Smarter Transportation Choices – Guest post by Tracy Plunkett

In 2017, the transportation sector emissions in the US surpassed emissions from power plants. It was a first since 1978. The trend may not seem as alarming to those who have been analyzing the transportation sector for the past five years. But the latest data indicates a much-feared shift. It’s important now more than ever … Continue reading Reducing Carbon Footprints with Smarter Transportation Choices – Guest post by Tracy Plunkett

Adding Natural Decor – How to Bring Nature Indoors – guest post by Emma Joyce

There are numerous ways you can bring a dash of nature into your home and enjoy the natural environment in your interior. Many people want to bring natural elements indoors and incorporate them into their lifestyles. For generations, this has been something only people who wanted to raise the awareness of nature conservation used to … Continue reading Adding Natural Decor – How to Bring Nature Indoors – guest post by Emma Joyce

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 17 – Stephen Briggs at Whitehall Farm (featuring the Woodland Trust)

Stephen Briggs farms arable crops and apple trees using agroforestry techniques in Cambridgeshire. He is a tenant farmer on 250 acres of land in the fertile fens and also runs a consultancy, Abacus Agriculture, providing targeted advice to farmers and land managers across the UK. This podcast episode also profiles an event which took place at … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 17 – Stephen Briggs at Whitehall Farm (featuring the Woodland Trust)