In this latest episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast (22/06/2020) Ben speaks to chartered surveyor and rural commentator Rob Yorke. Rob has interviewed multiple well known faces in the food, farming and environment worlds including Michael Gove and Minette Batters. He’s also written 122 letters to the Times and by day manages pipelaying schemes.Continue reading “Meet the Farmers Podcast – Episode 77. The Hunter-Naturalist”
Ben speaks to former sheep farmer and current BBC newsreader Gareth Barlow who began his broadcasting career after running a flock of 600 sheep for several years and working as a butcher and in an abbatoir. Plus all the usual news and latest installment of Guess the Crop.
Spanning topics from social isolation to the effect on farming enterprises, the Rural Youth Project has launched a new video diary series – “Country Covid-eos” – to connect rural young people during quarantine. With a new ‘Covid-eo’ launched each Monday, the series will see young people from Scotland, England, and further afield such as Australia,Continue reading “Local and international ‘Covid-eos’ helping rural young people connect amid Covid-19”
Earlier this year the group Culture Declares Emergency invited the British public to put pen to paper and write a letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all – to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the climate crisis. Over 1000 people wrote letters of love, grief,Continue reading “Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson”
Sustainability and environmentally friendly developments are dependent on concerted effort from the bottom up. One of the places where a single individual can make a huge difference is on school campuses. Students showing initiative and lobbying for alterations to be made is likely going to be received well, with much of what they want changedContinue reading “10 Ideas for Creating a Sustainable School Campus – guest post by Aimee Laurence”