Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt

The autumn and winter is greeted here on the Essex coast with flocks of Dark Bellied Brent Geese, overwintering to escape the harsh realities of their Siberian breeding grounds. The sounds of these majestic birds throng the air and for me are a clear association with my sense of place. I might complain that they … Continue reading Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt

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Meet the Farmers – episode 45 with Sally and Shan Bendall

Sally and Shan Bendall run Hollowtrees Farm in Suffolk which is an open farm, farm shop and cafe which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. We speak about everything from food and farming education to triathlons. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-45-with-sally-and-shan-bendall  

10 Ideas for Creating a Sustainable School Campus – guest post by Aimee Laurence

Sustainability and environmentally friendly developments are dependent on concerted effort from the bottom up. One of the places where a single individual can make a huge difference is on school campuses. Students showing initiative and lobbying for alterations to be made is likely going to be received well, with much of what they want changed … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Creating a Sustainable School Campus – guest post by Aimee Laurence

Eco-Friendly Grilling: Is It Possible to Barbecue Sustainably? – Guest post by Ben Smith

With the ever growing movement encouraging us all to live sustainably, our eating habits have been one of the main aspects of our modern lives that have come under the microscope. Our carbon footprints are no longer only defined by our reliance on vehicles and long haul travel, but also the impact our food choices … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Grilling: Is It Possible to Barbecue Sustainably? – Guest post by Ben Smith

The Benefits of Indoor Plants – Guest Post by John Basta

Plants are, without a doubt, some of the best accessories when it comes to your indoor décor. They look great in every style and environment, and they’re simply beautiful. Thanks to the plethora of options when plants are concerned, you can easily create the aesthetic you like. But, their looks are not the only thing … Continue reading The Benefits of Indoor Plants – Guest Post by John Basta

Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez

When John Dewey, the philosopher and educational reformer said, education is not preparation for life; education is life itself, it emphasized in a way, the underlying fact that education is lifelong. As we spend a predominant part of adult life working to make a living, understanding the difference between plain vanilla work, and purposeful work … Continue reading Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez

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. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-44-with-silas-hedley-lawrence

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. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-43-at-the-tendring-hundred-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 important … Continue reading Climate Change: Vital Signs from the Planet and Its Impact on us – Guest post by Shannon Minnis