‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 30 – Jonny Crickmore

From putting 30 litres of raw milk in a fridge to selling cheese all over the country and further afield Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore's story is certainly an inspiring one in a few years when dairy farming seems to have faced little but bad news. Jonny's Baron Bigod cheese, made from the milk of his … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 30 – Jonny Crickmore

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Getting Kids Involved in Their Ecosystem – Guest post by Sophia Sanchez

The Oxford dictionary defines ecosystem as a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. For millennia humans lived as a part of the natural ecosystem when they hunted and gathered, eventually settling into an agrarian lifestyle which was in harmony with nature. Over the last few centuries, urbanization has divided the landscapes into … Continue reading Getting Kids Involved in Their Ecosystem – Guest post by Sophia Sanchez

Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Business – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Even if you’re running an online business, it will still have a carbon footprint. The good part is the fact that there’s always something you can do about it, even if it’s just switching to green hosting instead of using regular servers. In other industries, nonetheless, things aren’t nearly that simple. Here, you have many … Continue reading Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Business – Guest post by Emma Joyce

#Februdairy ‘diary’ Cheese Challenge

All of this month an informal campaign called 'Februdairy' has been launched to support all things dairy. It leads on from another very successful 'Veganuary'. As part of the campaign my brother Sam and I are undertaking a 'cheese challenge', sampling one cheese each day of the month. So far we have tried Fosseway Fleece … Continue reading #Februdairy ‘diary’ Cheese Challenge

Chris Packham and the Nature Friendly Farming Network

https://vimeo.com/281481593 I recently visited Martin Lines, UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network. Martin invites large numbers of people to his farm each year to show them what he is doing to improve the state of nature on his farm. One of those guests was Chris Packham who organised a bioblitz to take place … Continue reading Chris Packham and the Nature Friendly Farming Network

#FarmerHealth – Meeting Anna Groom of AEG Nutrition

Regular readers of this blog will notice that mental and physical health, particularly within the farming community are becoming fairly frequent subjects on Thinking Country. To continue the theme I recently visited Anna Groom, who is an HCPC Registered Dietician and Sports Dietician  from Suffolk. Alongside working for the NHS Anna runs AEG nutrition which … Continue reading #FarmerHealth – Meeting Anna Groom of AEG Nutrition

Did you know that we have a National Tree Champion?

I received an email yesterday asking ''are you available to speak to BBC Radio Essex tomorrow morning?'' ... 'it's about trees, and it'll be live'. I was in. Any opportunity to help profile the benefits of tree planting in the county. (for the record if you want to listen to this it'll be available for … Continue reading Did you know that we have a National Tree Champion?

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 29 – Martin Lines

Episode 29 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Cambridgeshire arable farmer and UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Martin Lines. We spoke at length about farming and conservation, the growth of the network and the work that Martin is doing on his own farm to improve the state of nature there. Also … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 29 – Martin Lines

Upcoming Big Farmland Bird Count + the EAT Lancet Report

Between the 8th and 17th February farmers, land managers and gamekeepers are being asked to participate in the 6th Big Farmland Bird Count by taking 30 minutes to count bird species on a particular location on their farm. This has become a critically important citizen scientific survey and the results help to give us a … Continue reading Upcoming Big Farmland Bird Count + the EAT Lancet Report