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

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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

Indoor Herb Garden Guide – guest post by Kiana

When you’re looking to whip up one of your favorite recipes for your family and friends, wouldn’t it be nice to have everything you need in your home? It’s a lot easier than you think. Although the weather may hinder your ability to grow certain plants at different times of the year, there’s no doubt … Continue reading Indoor Herb Garden Guide – guest post by Kiana

Strawberry Daiquiri – Tiffany Francis

Here is the latest seasonal recipe from resident recipe writer Tiffany Francis. You can check out her other recipes here. ................................................................................... Hawthorn blossom, bouncing lambs, supper in the garden. There’s nothing like late spring to bring out the vibrancy of the countryside and make us forget winter ever existed. This fresh strawberry daiquiri is a … Continue reading Strawberry Daiquiri – Tiffany Francis

Book Review – The Easternmost House – by Juliet Blaxland

‘’The Easternmost House is a portrait of a place that soon will no longer exist. It is a memorial to this house and the lost village it represents, and to our ephemeral life here, so that something of it will remain once it has all gone.’’ The bar was set high when I read the … Continue reading Book Review – The Easternmost House – by Juliet Blaxland