What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel

Nowadays, it’s unfortunate that everyone has lost a sense of wisdom and knowledge about environmental conservation. We forget that what we have now as reality is what our forefathers worked hard for a long time ago. Abusing the environment has one shortcoming; the effects of abuse do not affect those abusing it, but their next … Continue reading What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel

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‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 23 – Mark Hayward

Episode 23 of Meet the Farmers features Suffolk pig farmer Mark Hayward of Dingley Dell Pork. Mark and his brother Paul are third generation farmers, growing arable crops and producing pork for their 'Dingley Dell' brand which they started 15 years ago. The company now exports to several countries across the world as well as … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 23 – Mark Hayward

Does the Agriculture Bill actually mean anything?

Last week I visited Mark Hayward, a farmer in Suffolk who runs Dingley Dell Pork (watch this space for an upcoming podcast episode). I was particularly impressed by him and brother's drive and determination to improve the abundance of wildlife on their farm in real terms; ie not just engaging with Natural England led schemes but … Continue reading Does the Agriculture Bill actually mean anything?

‘Meet the Farmers’- episode 21 – Royal Highland Show with Kelvin Pate

This episode was recorded back in June at the Royal Highland Show which I was visiting for the first time. I speak to Kelvin Pate, a farmer from near Gifford in East Lothian (Kelvin is also NFU Scotland's Lothian and Borders regional Chair) as well as Jamie Newbould from Scotland's Rural College and Michael Clarke from … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’- episode 21 – Royal Highland Show with Kelvin Pate

Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

Although the UK’s State of Nature Report (2016) shows that many species are in decline, they also report that moles (Talpa spp.) are holding their ground with an estimated population of 41 million (Ref.; Ref.). This excludes Ireland that has no moles – a hangover from the ice age – while resident moles have seemingly … Continue reading Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

The Camomile Road

When Alice went down the rabbit hole or when the children stepped through the wardrobe they found themselves in a completely new and strange situation; unexpected; unimaginable; unbelievable perhaps. Their new world offered adventure and danger but also hope, intrigue and escape. The worlds of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and CS Lewis have become … Continue reading The Camomile Road

Green Upgrades for an Environmentally Friendly Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Switching to an eco-friendly way of life is something we all need to do as soon as possible because that’s the only way to save our planet from an impending ecological disaster. Although this seems like a fight that’s already lost, we all have to act and contribute to this cause and if we introduce … Continue reading Green Upgrades for an Environmentally Friendly Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

New report suggests that trees on farms are essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period according to a report launched today by the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association. The policy document, entitled “Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers and Opportunities” also suggests that government support for farmer-led research and innovation networks seeking to integrate trees and agriculture should be trialled. … Continue reading New report suggests that trees on farms are essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit

How Does The Modern Fish Farm Impact on the Earth? – guest post by Justin Hester

The Impacts of Fish Farming Industrial fish farming poses a substantial risk to the health of our planet's oceans. The complex ecosystem that lives beneath our waters is easily susceptible to the effects of pollution and other forms of human interaction. Fish farming not only threatens sea life, but also harms the livelihoods of the … Continue reading How Does The Modern Fish Farm Impact on the Earth? – guest post by Justin Hester

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