How to Turn Your Farm into a Tourist Attraction? – Guest post by Shane Haumpton

Agricultural tourism or “agritourism” is a fast-growing trend in the travel industry, but it’s not a new concept. In Europe and beyond, farms have long been offering a variety of agriculture-based experiences, ranging from on-farm accommodations to educational and “pick your own” tours. Some regions would take advantage of harvest seasons by hosting festivals and … Continue reading How to Turn Your Farm into a Tourist Attraction? – Guest post by Shane Haumpton

Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez

When John Dewey, the philosopher and educational reformer said, education is not preparation for life; education is life itself, it emphasized in a way, the underlying fact that education is lifelong. As we spend a predominant part of adult life working to make a living, understanding the difference between plain vanilla work, and purposeful work … Continue reading Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez

Nature writing, John Clare and a case for conserving the everyday

When I speak to conservationists more often than not the conversation will turn to interests in specific species and this will probably include a discussion of their interest in a particularly rare species. A prominent example in my own local area is a project to conserve populations of Fisher’s Estuarine Moth (Gortyna borelii lunata) and … Continue reading Nature writing, John Clare and a case for conserving the everyday

Whatever happened to 1968? Or, in the ‘Age of Climate Change’ where is the student protest?

On Sunday 2nd March around 400 student protesters were arrested after strapping themselves to the White House fence in protest against TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that, if passed by Barack Obama, would run from Canada to Texas. The marchers chanted ‘’climate justice now’’ and, whilst determined to have their voices heard, were perfectly … Continue reading Whatever happened to 1968? Or, in the ‘Age of Climate Change’ where is the student protest?

A focus on soil

A focus on soilhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s645l BBC Farming Today this week focused last week on arguably our most precious resource: soil. Soil isn't a single substance but a vastly complex combination of organisms which all need to be cared for properly. If a soil is too wet, too dry or too compact it will not function as well … Continue reading A focus on soil