‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 18 – Matt Naylor

I've been conscious that Meet the Farmers has been somewhat south and east focused so far, so last week I set off on a road trip to south east Scotland (including the Highland Show), stopping off at farms along the way. On the first day I called by flower grower Matt Naylor's place in Lincolnshire. … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 18 – Matt Naylor

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Meet the Farmers Goes North

Hello all and welcome to the new week. Wishing you all a happy and successful one whatever you are up to. I'm about to jump in the car and head off on my first ever road trip for Meet the Farmers. It'll be focused mostly around south east Scotland but my first stop today will … Continue reading Meet the Farmers Goes North

Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth

Earlier this year I signed up to run my local half-marathon (Clacton to Walton and back along the coastline) which takes place on 19th August (days are counting down!). To give myself some incentive to get through the pain of training for it I've decided to raise money for a charity close to my heart (and … Continue reading Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth

Making hay while the sun shines

Unless you have downloaded the Met Office app, set your alarm for 6.25pm to catch the evening weather forecast, own a weather station or simply keep one eye permanently fixed on the sky you cannot really call yourself a proper Brit. As a nation we are frankly obsessed with the weather. This is often called … Continue reading Making hay while the sun shines

Green Upgrades for an Environmentally Friendly Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Switching to an eco-friendly way of life is something we all need to do as soon as possible because that’s the only way to save our planet from an impending ecological disaster. Although this seems like a fight that’s already lost, we all have to act and contribute to this cause and if we introduce … Continue reading Green Upgrades for an Environmentally Friendly Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

New report suggests that trees on farms are essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period according to a report launched today by the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association. The policy document, entitled “Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers and Opportunities” also suggests that government support for farmer-led research and innovation networks seeking to integrate trees and agriculture should be trialled. … Continue reading New report suggests that trees on farms are essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit

Counselling for better health

If you are from the United States you may think there is a typo in the title of this post but 'counselling' with two 'l's is actually the preferred spelling in English speaking countries outside of the US. This post is part of a series of articles on thinkingcountry working in conjunction with BetterHelp, the … Continue reading Counselling for better health

How Does The Modern Fish Farm Impact on the Earth? – guest post by Justin Hester

The Impacts of Fish Farming Industrial fish farming poses a substantial risk to the health of our planet's oceans. The complex ecosystem that lives beneath our waters is easily susceptible to the effects of pollution and other forms of human interaction. Fish farming not only threatens sea life, but also harms the livelihoods of the … Continue reading How Does The Modern Fish Farm Impact on the Earth? – guest post by Justin Hester