Sustainable Gardening: A Beginners Guide to Eco-Friendly Gardening – Guest Post by Bob Gorman

Growing plants in your garden is a great way to increase your positive environmental impact, but there are pitfalls to be wary of if you’re chasing good karma. Small, yet important things such as the types of plants you choose and the materials you use on your garden can make a big difference to the … Continue reading Sustainable Gardening: A Beginners Guide to Eco-Friendly Gardening – Guest Post by Bob Gorman

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Talking Health and Wellbeing with Liz Earle MBE

Farming can be the best job in the world. However, sometimes it can also be one of the most stressful, especially at the moment with all the uncertainty relating to Brexit. The long hours, financial pressure, dealing with the weather and other unforeseeable events can take its toll. The press have taken hold of this … Continue reading Talking Health and Wellbeing with Liz Earle MBE

Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested in … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Sweet Potato, Curly Kale & Ginger Soup – by Tiffany Francis

I am really pleased to publish the next recipe from our new seasonal recipe editor Tiffany Francis, who is an author and artist based in the South Downs. Visit her website to discover more about her as well as her recent book ‘Food You Can Forage‘. To find other recipes click here. ................................. The New Year has finally … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Curly Kale & Ginger Soup – by Tiffany Francis

Searching for Common Ground at the ORFC and the OFC

I will be spending the next couple of days at the 10th Oxford Real Farming Conference and the 73rd Oxford Farming Conference and my mission is simple, but also overwhelmingly complex: to search for common ground between the two. How are these two conferences similar and how are they still fundamentally different? Is there a … Continue reading Searching for Common Ground at the ORFC and the OFC

17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019

With the year drawing to a close I thought I would highlight some blogs and podcasts that I highly recommend you check out in 2019. Whilst certainly growing, it is clear that nature, conservation, farming and countryside blogs are still one of the smaller niches within the wider blogosphere but there is some brilliant content … Continue reading 17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019

7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Going green is becoming increasingly popular – and increasingly important. It’s a trend that’s here to stay not only because it’s better for the environment but also because it makes your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. It’s also very versatile, so you can combine it with any style. It goes especially well with the nature-inspired … Continue reading 7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith

Episode 27 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Essex farmer and Deputy President of the National Farmers Union, Guy Smith. Much of Guy's land lies below sea level, similar to my own family's farm which is situated just a few miles north, so his farm is at long term threat from sea level rise. … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith