Guest post: ‘U.S. Farmers Face Economic Uncertainty and Change’

Hello, I’m Amanda! My family farms about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I’m also a practicing attorney, who writes about modern agriculture and farm policy in the United States. Ben and I previously swapped articles giving our respective readership perspective on farming across the pond. And we both thought we were … Continue reading Guest post: ‘U.S. Farmers Face Economic Uncertainty and Change’

Farming in the USA Series – part 1

Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m a lawyer and farmer’s daughter from Michigan in the United States. Our family farm started four generations ago as a fruit farm off the coast of Lake Michigan. The lake provides a unique climate that makes it ideal for fruit trees. I grew up with my grandparents, parents, and two brothers … Continue reading Farming in the USA Series – part 1

‘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

Book Review: ‘Not a Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane’s World’ by Jane A Schmidt

I have certain friends who are a) good storytellers and b) seem to get into situations that led themselves to good stories. There are many aspects to what makes a good storyteller, but for the best voices it is often difficult to pin down what makes them so successful. For me, a good storyteller must … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Not a Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane’s World’ by Jane A Schmidt

Mrs May – Please Stand up to Trump on Climate Change

Today Theresa May will be the first leader to meet Donald Trump since his inauguration as President last week. It is perhaps inevitable that the subject of energy policy will be discussed and, with this, global climate change policy. Mrs May has a duty not only on behalf of British people but on behalf of … Continue reading Mrs May – Please Stand up to Trump on Climate Change