The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together

Fifteen months ago an idea came into my head. Wouldn’t it be brilliant if some of the young farmers and conservationists who are just starting out in their careers could come together at an event to learn from each other, talk with each other and build connections. After all, as individual organisations and networks YoungContinue reading “The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together”

David Attenborough’s message to the world in Planet Earth II

Yesterday evening, I and millions of others watched the finale of Planet Earth II, the latest masterpiece to come out of the BBC’s natural history unit. The subject focus was on cities and urban spaces and it was incredible to watch the ingenuity of many species which have adapted to this new human influenced environment. Despite the successContinue reading “David Attenborough’s message to the world in Planet Earth II”

Soil Structure

Yesterday, we looked at the texture of a soil – the sand, silt and clay particles in a soil. Now we turn towards STRUCTURE. Soil structure can be regarded as the architecture of soil (the way it is built). By adding organic matter and water to the sand, silt and clay (and allowing for a goodContinue reading “Soil Structure”