‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 2. Elm Tree Farm

Elm Tree Farm is a care farm and social enterprise located in Stapleton near Bristol and has been run by Brandon Trust since 2000. The farm is 47 acres in size and the farm team run a market garden as well as keeping a small number of beef cattle, pigs, chickens and ducks. Over 50 people with … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 2. Elm Tree Farm

George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

Charismatic, outspoken, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sheep hater, rewilding proponent, journalist, activist... – all of these words could be used to describe the environmentalist George Monbiot. Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his most recent lecture in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University, part of the Coleridge … Continue reading George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

The BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014

Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 14th BBC Food and Farming Awards, held at St George’s in Bristol and hosted by Sheila Dillon and Valentine Warner. The finalists were inspiring and I certainly did not envy all of the judges who had to make incredibly difficult decisions. However, the … Continue reading The BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014