Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

In beachcombing, if we look closely enough, we find philosophy, history, art. The meditative, contemplative act of scanning the shoreline, enables discoveries of an alternative version of places that we think we know. Usually mundane objects become exotic if we choose to see them in such a way. To collect these items is timeless and … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

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The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together

Fifteen months ago an idea came into my head. Wouldn't it be brilliant if some of the young farmers and conservationists who are just starting out in their careers could come together at an event to learn from each other, talk with each other and build connections. After all, as individual organisations and networks Young … Continue reading The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together

The Importance of Food Hygiene – Guest post by Kazim Raza

Earlier in the year I undertook a Level 2 food safety and hygiene course to enable me to undertake good practice for various development projects on the farm. In this article Kazim Raza introduces the subject, outlining what is required for maintaining good standards of hygiene in food preparation. ………………………………………………………………………………….. The existence of good hygiene … Continue reading The Importance of Food Hygiene – Guest post by Kazim Raza

The Myth of England

To me, England is the country, and the country is England. And when I ask myself what I mean by England, when I think of England when I am abroad, England comes to me though my various senses – through the ear, through the eye and through certain imperishable scents. .The sounds of England, the … Continue reading The Myth of England

#farmenviro30

At the Birdfair in 2016 a plan for an event was formed and tomorrow it will finally become reality. For the first time members of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs and A Focus on Nature, the UK youth conservation network, will come together to learn about conservation on farmland today and discuss the … Continue reading #farmenviro30

Since when did I become a fashion blogger?

Strike the pose.   Well...hardly high fashion, but yes reader this post is about clothes. I'm writing about clothes; which as you know very rarely happens. However, the people at Royal Robbins very kindly sent me a jacket to try out and asked me to review it in return. So here goes. Name - Longs … Continue reading Since when did I become a fashion blogger?

Land Lines: finding the UK’s favourite book about nature

Many of you will already have heard about this inspired project from the Arts and Humanities Research Council encouraging Brits to nominate their favourite book about the natural world. Each nomination must be of a book 'by a UK-based writer or by an author who writes about the UK's landscape and/or wildlife', and the deadline for … Continue reading Land Lines: finding the UK’s favourite book about nature