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

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

The Wood

Striding along the cow-parsley avenue my mind wanders, escaping the everyday. Jess the spaniel jumps among the sheaves of wheat in the field adjacent and I call her to my side. She initially ignores the demand, as usual, and then sprints towards me, overpassing on the path. I am sauntering towards the wood which lies … Continue reading The Wood

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