Our Planet, Our Farmers

On Wednesday I will be leaving Essex on a week long podcast road trip to the Cotswolds/Welsh borders and then north Wales to record around a dozen new episodes for Meet the Farmers. I am really looking forward to speaking to all of the farmers along the way, including Rob Havard in Worcestershire, Ally HunterContinue reading “Our Planet, Our Farmers”

Meet the Farmers – episode 44 – Silas Hedley-Lawrence

In this episode of Meet the Farmers I speak to Silas Hedley-Lawrence who is herd manager at English Farm in Oxfordshire. English Farm is registered to the Pasture Fed Livestock Association and is also registered as organic. They recently started their own butchery on the farm.

Meet the Farmers (LIVE!) – episode 43 – The Tendring Hundred Show

Episode 43 comes to you from the Tendring Hundred Show which was held back in July. I spoke to Emma Stobart (RSPB), David Lord (local farmer), Dave Smart (Essex Wildlife Trust) and Barbara Sharp (Essex Beekeepers) about farming, conservation and the future of the countryside in the Countryside Ring at the Show.    

Climate Change: Vital Signs from the Planet and Its Impact on us – Guest post by Shannon Minnis

Climate change is a hot topic these days, and yes, the pun is intended. That’s because the Earth is changing at a much faster rate than it has in the past. It’s no wonder scientists are starting to become concerned. Because the term is politically charged, people tend to avoid learning more. However, it’s importantContinue reading “Climate Change: Vital Signs from the Planet and Its Impact on us – Guest post by Shannon Minnis”

Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

In episode 42 we focus on hens. I visited Alaistaire Brice who farms in Suffolk under the Havensfield Happy Hens brand. Alaistaire and his wife Fiona work with 16 other farmers across Suffolk and Norfolk. They have 16,000 birds of their own and a further 160,000 on contract to them on other farms, selling aroundContinue reading “Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice”