Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested in … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

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New film: ‘The Carbon Farmer’

The Carbon Farmer presents a vision for UK Peatland conservation, agriculture and climate action. Before reading on you may wish to view the film itself (it's only just over 7 minutes long). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPGQ1wEJ08&t=2s I was privileged to be involved in this project (in a very small way) from the start, speaking to the film's producer, … Continue reading New film: ‘The Carbon Farmer’

The Environmental Benefits Of Recycling E-Waste

Most residents of the UK would probably agree that the e-waste problem in landfill sites is a problem that is not disappearing. Every device is a prime suspect, but the problem is mostly with smartphones and other slim devices. Because they are slim, they are harder to disassemble, and therefore more difficult to recycle. Many … Continue reading The Environmental Benefits Of Recycling E-Waste

What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel

Nowadays, it’s unfortunate that everyone has lost a sense of wisdom and knowledge about environmental conservation. We forget that what we have now as reality is what our forefathers worked hard for a long time ago. Abusing the environment has one shortcoming; the effects of abuse do not affect those abusing it, but their next … Continue reading What the Heck is Bio-Regionalism and How Will It Save Us? – Guest post by Josy O’Donnel

Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

Although the UK’s State of Nature Report (2016) shows that many species are in decline, they also report that moles (Talpa spp.) are holding their ground with an estimated population of 41 million (Ref.; Ref.). This excludes Ireland that has no moles – a hangover from the ice age – while resident moles have seemingly … Continue reading Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

Feedspot’s list of blogs and websites worth visiting in 2018

Last week I was honoured to hear that I had been placed on Feedspot's list of 'top 75 sustainability blogs and websites to follow in 2018' (coming in at 48). The list (along with with the 'nature' and 'environmental' lists) attracted my attention to several blogs that are really worth visiting. Some of these include: … Continue reading Feedspot’s list of blogs and websites worth visiting in 2018

Woodland Trust event calls for farmers to respond to Defra Command Paper

Last week I attended an event organised by the Woodland Trust and hosted by Stephen Briggs at his farm in Cambridgeshire. The aim of the afternoon was partly to introduce farmers to the potential for using agroforestry on their farms, partly to discuss the Defra 'Health and Harmony' consultation document and partly to encourage delegates … Continue reading Woodland Trust event calls for farmers to respond to Defra Command Paper

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Doing your part to protect the environment may seem like something unimportant, but it can play a major role in big environmental issues. This goes far beyond recycling and buying organic food, which has become a constantly rising trend. Now, the time has come to pay more attention to some serious problems and do everything … Continue reading How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen

Here’s something that I wish I had known far, far sooner than I did… There are eco-friendly period options. Until my early 30’s, I didn’t realize that there were feminine hygiene options beyond disposable pads and tampons. I’m not sure why—maybe I was hanging around the wrong people, or maybe these products just weren’t as … Continue reading Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen