‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Episode 40 of Meet the Farmers features Richard Bower who farms with his father Ray in Staffordshire. Originally a traditional beef and arable farm the Bowers are looking to future and diversifying the business in a broad sense, including going into tourism by establishing a large children's play barn. Richard has a keen interest in … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

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The Country Show

Across the country each summer a large number of country shows are organised, celebrating everything that the countryside has to offer, from agriculture and stock judging to country crafts and traditions. Tomorrow, one of the largest shows, The Royal Welsh Show, opens its doors to the public. Today it's the final day of the Royal … Continue reading The Country Show

3 reasons why sustainable shopping is important

Sustainability is a buzz word at this current moment in time and for a very good reason. With more and more evidence being uncovered pointing to serious changes in our climate system, it’s more important than ever that we work together to make changes for the good. This is what sustainability is all about; ensuring … Continue reading 3 reasons why sustainable shopping is important

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in Kent. Katie recently founded Paddlesworth Produce through which she directly markets her own produce as well as the produce of other local producers. As part of this she has created a 'breakfast box', a 'Sunday roast … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Book Review – Bird Therapy – by Joe Harkness

''Consistent and constant, yet wild and free Are the avian wonders comforting me. From the lake at my patch, to the gorse-speckled heath, they dowse me in light, over darkness beneath. Sharpening senses, they help me to find, the systems and solace that strengthen my mind. From meadow to estuary, shingle to tree, I’ll always … Continue reading Book Review – Bird Therapy – by Joe Harkness