17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019

With the year drawing to a close I thought I would highlight some blogs and podcasts that I highly recommend you check out in 2019. Whilst certainly growing, it is clear that nature, conservation, farming and countryside blogs are still one of the smaller niches within the wider blogosphere but there is some brilliant content … Continue reading 17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019

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7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Going green is becoming increasingly popular – and increasingly important. It’s a trend that’s here to stay not only because it’s better for the environment but also because it makes your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. It’s also very versatile, so you can combine it with any style. It goes especially well with the nature-inspired … Continue reading 7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith

Episode 27 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Essex farmer and Deputy President of the National Farmers Union, Guy Smith. Much of Guy's land lies below sea level, similar to my own family's farm which is situated just a few miles north, so his farm is at long term threat from sea level rise. … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith

ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018

We live in times of division: wars and terrorist acts declared in the name of religion, Brexit splitting the UK down the middle into 'Remainers' and 'Brexiteers' and extreme inequality dictating the haves and have-nots. Uncertainty seemingly rules the roost, with nobody able to second guess where the political and social framework of the world … Continue reading ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018

Tips to Select Food for Camping Trips – Guest post by Emily Bartels

When going camping, choosing the right foods is essential, Here, we’ll discuss the tips that you need to know in order to select the right camping foods for your trip, so that you’re not left without food to eat. Plan Ahead When choosing camping foods, you should always plan ahead. Don’t go into this just … Continue reading Tips to Select Food for Camping Trips – Guest post by Emily Bartels

Michael Gove to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference

In January I'll be heading to the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference. For the first time I'll be bringing you Meet the Farmers podcast episodes from both conferences, which I am very excited for. It's going to be a logistical challenge working out in which venue to be at which time … Continue reading Michael Gove to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference

New film: ‘The Carbon Farmer’

The Carbon Farmer presents a vision for UK Peatland conservation, agriculture and climate action. Before reading on you may wish to view the film itself (it's only just over 7 minutes long). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPGQ1wEJ08&t=2s I was privileged to be involved in this project (in a very small way) from the start, speaking to the film's producer, … Continue reading New film: ‘The Carbon Farmer’

The Push for Sustainable Clothing by Thomas Crabbe

Fashion trends come and go, and the rise of online shopping has led to more clothes in our wardrobe than we could ever wear. This has become a big thing in the UK, as we buy more new clothes than any other European nation, according to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. Needless to … Continue reading The Push for Sustainable Clothing by Thomas Crabbe