Talking to The Sassy Show

I am keen to broaden the conversation regarding #FarmerMentalHealth and other topics connected to farming, conservation and the countryside. With this in mind I was thrilled to speak to Bethany Burgoyne (and her alter ego HoneyB!) on her Youtube Channel. You can check it out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkxKGXfql2A Bethany's new project - 'Sassy Conversations' - involves … Continue reading Talking to The Sassy Show

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Hunting In the American Countryside: What You Need to Know – guest post by Josh Montgomery

Hunting is an age old tradition in the US that is often practised and taught through generations. It serves as a way to get fresh food that isn’t treated before it reaches your plate and it can be a great experience even if you’re just getting started. However, hunters new and old know that going … Continue reading Hunting In the American Countryside: What You Need to Know – guest post by Josh Montgomery

A guide to creating a sustainable garden

As the world outside seems to be increasingly uncertain making and caring for a garden seems to be a popular way of finding joy and a degree of control. Some people think that they could never make a successful garden but the truth is that anybody can really. Sustainable gardening is not as hard as … Continue reading A guide to creating a sustainable garden

Can You Help The Environment With The Way You Pay?

When we think about sustainability and how to help the environment, how we pay for things isn’t usually a topic that comes to mind. Traditional payment methods are so deeply ingrained in our society that most of us never give them a second thought, let alone consider environmental ramifications or possible alternatives. Furthermore, it’s certainly … Continue reading Can You Help The Environment With The Way You Pay?

Why Living Green is Good for the Mind

Mental health is a crisis we all are facing, and everyone has their own way of handling the crisis. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or just want to boost your mind, going green may be the best solution. Here is why. When Going Green doesn’t Fix Everything Of course, severe depression and anxiety … Continue reading Why Living Green is Good for the Mind

Meet the Farmers – episode 37 – Helen Browning

Episode 37 of Meet the Farmers features Wiltshire farmer and Chief Executive of the Soil Association Helen Browning. From her inspirational great aunts to food ethics and from pigs and dairying to games of squash we cover a lot of ground in this episode! For previous episodes of the podcast click on the 'Meet the … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 37 – Helen Browning

Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

Foraging is a pastime like no other, although it combines the joys of several outdoor activities. It provides an opportunity to learn and promises delicious results, so long as one knows what to do with the collected spoils on return to the kitchen. John Wright's The Forager's Calendar is a fairly comprehensive account and handbook for … Continue reading Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

A Guide to Greener Living: Simple Steps to Living More Sustainably – Guest Post by Laurie Larson

Why is green living so important? It matters for the generations coming after us, including our children and their children. We want to preserve our ecosystem as part of being better stewards of our planet, because it’s the only one we have. Without doing so, we will live in a very different world within the … Continue reading A Guide to Greener Living: Simple Steps to Living More Sustainably – Guest Post by Laurie Larson

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 36 – Patrick and Brian Barker

Patrick and Brian Barker (aka The Barker Boys) grow cereals, herbage grass seed, linseed, spring beans and, until recently, oil seed rape, across 513 hectares in Suffolk.  Situated on the North Suffolk Claylands, the cousins have put active research at the heart of moving their business forwards as well as boosting biodiversity through conservation and … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 36 – Patrick and Brian Barker