‘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 withContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 2. Elm Tree Farm”

Hello Brigstow

The last couple of weeks have been hectic as the project I have been working on with the National Trust has been nearing its end. On Thursday my project partners and I took part in the launch event of the Brigstow Institute, our funders, at the Wills Memorial Building in Bristol. We constructed an installationContinue reading “Hello Brigstow”

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 ColeridgeContinue reading “George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015”

The Future of Our Food

The Bristol Food Connections Festival is currently in the city and remains here for another 10 days or so. As part of the festival the BBC are hosting a series of live shows where members of the public can come to participate in various ways. For example, on Saturday I attended the first ever audienceContinue reading “The Future of Our Food”

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, theContinue reading “The BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014”