Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

In episode 42 we focus on hens. I visited Alaistaire Brice who farms in Suffolk under the Havensfield Happy Hens brand. Alaistaire and his wife Fiona work with 16 other farmers across Suffolk and Norfolk. They have 16,000 birds of their own and a further 160,000 on contract to them on other farms, selling around … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

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BBC Focus on Farming this week

Following a number of negative items in the BBC recently on farming, especially an interview featuring NFU President Minette Batters by Evan Davis, the BBC have decided to run a #BBCFarmingFocus week. Tweets about the week are already building up, with stories across local radio and on BBC Breakfast. https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1163335150429773825 The way that the media … Continue reading BBC Focus on Farming this week

How to design an eco-friendly bathroom on a budget – Guest post by Sarah Jones

You don't have to join the latest climate change protest or volunteer your time picking plastic out of the ocean to make a difference.  No, you can make small changes at home to become more eco-friendly. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home and one of the highest energy consumers.  … Continue reading How to design an eco-friendly bathroom on a budget – Guest post by Sarah Jones

The Most Exciting Technologies in Ecology

Measuring, recording and tracking our environment and wildlife has become standardised in many ways, with widely used software. However, in the last few years technology itself has changed the way ecological consultancy works on a day-to-day basis – from site surveys to endangered species monitoring, and here are just a few advances that are exciting … Continue reading The Most Exciting Technologies in Ecology

Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

Episode 41 of the Meet the Farmers podcast is now available featuring Phil Jarvis who is Head of farming at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton Project in Leicestershire. Phil has farmed at the Allerton Project since the 1990s and since then has experimented with a vast range of strategies to understand how to farm … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Episode 40 of Meet the Farmers features Richard Bower who farms with his father Ray in Staffordshire. Originally a traditional beef and arable farm the Bowers are looking to future and diversifying the business in a broad sense, including going into tourism by establishing a large children's play barn. Richard has a keen interest in … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

3 reasons why sustainable shopping is important

Sustainability is a buzz word at this current moment in time and for a very good reason. With more and more evidence being uncovered pointing to serious changes in our climate system, it’s more important than ever that we work together to make changes for the good. This is what sustainability is all about; ensuring … Continue reading 3 reasons why sustainable shopping is important

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in Kent. Katie recently founded Paddlesworth Produce through which she directly markets her own produce as well as the produce of other local producers. As part of this she has created a 'breakfast box', a 'Sunday roast … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson