What You Need to Know About Health and Safety in Agricultural Work – Guest post by Simon Bliss

Agricultural work in the UK can be hazardous. In fact, according to statistics, between one and three people die every month as a result of a farming accident. Several more are either seriously injured or fall ill in connection with their work. As a result, to ensure farming is a sustainable business, there needs to … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Health and Safety in Agricultural Work – Guest post by Simon Bliss

‘Urban Blight And Vertical Gardening: How Cities Can Better Feed Themselves’ – Guest post by Kylie from Green and Growing

Finding affordable, wholesome, fresh food is a challenge in many urban communities. Add joblessness and it's easy to see why it's increasingly difficult to raise a family in many urban areas. Abandoned buildings and other manifestations of urban blight also hurt the quality of life in many urban communities. However, a growing number of communities … Continue reading ‘Urban Blight And Vertical Gardening: How Cities Can Better Feed Themselves’ – Guest post by Kylie from Green and Growing

Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen

Here’s something that I wish I had known far, far sooner than I did… There are eco-friendly period options. Until my early 30’s, I didn’t realize that there were feminine hygiene options beyond disposable pads and tampons. I’m not sure why—maybe I was hanging around the wrong people, or maybe these products just weren’t as … Continue reading Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen

Good to see #FarmerMentalHealth in the farming news again

Those of you who are regular readers of the blog will know that a few months ago I profiled rural mental health, as part of a wider campaign to get people talking about the subject (#FarmerMentalHealth on twitter). I did this mainly to get the subject in the spotlight again after the conversation had dissipated … Continue reading Good to see #FarmerMentalHealth in the farming news again