How to Compost: Importance, Resources and Its Uses – guest post by Melissa Weir

Compost is a new black material; it is comparative in appearance and surface to potting soil. Compost is typically delivered when organic material separates and decays (a procedure known as composting). It is otherwise called black gold. We spoke to Redshed about how to compost, as well as the importance of compost, its resources and … Continue reading How to Compost: Importance, Resources and Its Uses – guest post by Melissa Weir

Advertisements

How to Reduce Waste and create a better future for the Earth – Guest post by Andrea Larson

People produce tons of waste annually and only a very small amount of that waste is recycled. People are smart enough to use a bin. They use bins only to collect the rubbish and throw it away. Many people are not really concerned about nature and the environment, and it is now a serious issue. … Continue reading How to Reduce Waste and create a better future for the Earth – Guest post by Andrea Larson

Keep Your Mattress Out of the Landfill: Recycle and Buy Smart – Guest post by Rick Blanchard

Preserving natural resources often takes rethinking how products are disposed of and reused. A large household product like a mattress isn’t easy to get rid of. Beds are notorious for being challenging to compact in landfills. They’re difficult to transport and may clog machinery, which increases the cost of their disposal. Once they’ve been placed … Continue reading Keep Your Mattress Out of the Landfill: Recycle and Buy Smart – Guest post by Rick Blanchard

The Four Things You Need to Know About Soil pH – Guest post by Ella Wilson

There are a lot of misconceptions about soil pH that keep on popping up, and this fake information can hurt a lot of gardeners and farmers. To clear things up, we’ve listed four things that you need to know about soil pH. But before we begin to discuss these four facts. Let’s first understand the … Continue reading The Four Things You Need to Know About Soil pH – Guest post by Ella Wilson

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 16 – Gala Bailey-Barker at Plaw Hatch Farm

Gala Bailey-Barker is a first generation farmer who works at Plaw Hatch Farm, a biodynamic farm in Sussex. We spoke about biodynamics and organic farming, sheep worrying, getting started in agriculture if you are not from a farming background and IndieFarmer, an independent farming magazine (and much more!). You can follow Gala at @farmergala or … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 16 – Gala Bailey-Barker at Plaw Hatch Farm

This week in farming, conservation and the countryside (9th March 2018)

This is the first post of a brand new section on thinkingcountry. Each Friday I will focus on a few of the events and things of interest that have happened during the previous week in farming, conservation and the countryside. It is something that I have been meaning to do for a while, but haven't … Continue reading This week in farming, conservation and the countryside (9th March 2018)

The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer

Can farmers really afford to survive without subsidies? I am an Agricultural Degree student at Askham Bryan College in York studying in my final year. Growing up in a farming community in the Yorkshire Dales I have always had a great interest in agriculture. As part of the BSc Hons course, and in addition to … Continue reading The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer