When to act on climate change?

Firstly, happy new year and I hope you have had a good festive break (if you are fortunate enough to be able to take time off over the Christmas/New Year period). My good intentions to post every Friday on this blog have started well, although it won’t last for long as I will be awayContinue reading “When to act on climate change?”

Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Earlier this year the group Culture Declares Emergency invited the British public to put pen to paper and write a letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all – to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the climate crisis. Over 1000 people wrote letters of love, grief,Continue reading “Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson”

Our Planet, Our Farmers

On Wednesday I will be leaving Essex on a week long podcast road trip to the Cotswolds/Welsh borders and then north Wales to record around a dozen new episodes for Meet the Farmers. I am really looking forward to speaking to all of the farmers along the way, including Rob Havard in Worcestershire, Ally HunterContinue reading “Our Planet, Our Farmers”

Can Small Changes Make a Big Impact on the Environment? – Guest post by Bobbi Peterson

Helping the environment and combatting climate change is a colossal task. We’re literally talking about saving all of the life that depends on the environment for survival, including the human race. With such a huge task at hand and dire predictions from climate scientists, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. You might wonder what one personContinue reading “Can Small Changes Make a Big Impact on the Environment? – Guest post by Bobbi Peterson”

The Five Factors of Soil Formation

If you have ever looked closely at soils in different areas you will know that they all look, feel and smell different. They also play host to different plants and some contain more visible organisms than others. Why is this? How have they come to be so different? What factors should be considered? These wereContinue reading “The Five Factors of Soil Formation”