When Alice went down the rabbit hole or when the children stepped through the wardrobe they found themselves in a completely new and strange situation; unexpected; unimaginable; unbelievable perhaps. Their new world offered adventure and danger but also hope, intrigue and escape. The worlds of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and CS Lewis have become … Continue reading The Camomile Road
Carl Safina is an author and conservationist. He was the first Professor for Nature and Humanity to be endowed at Stony Brook University in New York, where he co-chairs the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and runs the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean. His writing has appeared in The New … Continue reading ‘An Excerpt from Beyond Words’ – Guest blog by Carl Safina
On Tuesday evening I spoke to a local heritage group about local landscapes and how the area has changed over the past 1000 years or so. Being based on the coastal periphery, it is perhaps little wonder that marine 'seascapes' and the sea's influence on land and human culture played such a significant part in … Continue reading Imagining Future Landscapes
I am writing this post in response to a couple of articles I have been reading this evening; articles that I came across through links on twitter. The first is from the Guardian and is regarding Nigel Lawson's climate change sceptic (or as I prefer to see them, denier) group the 'Global Warming Policy Foundation' (GWPF). … Continue reading Climate Change and Global Change
In farming, as in every other way of life, we have made a critical mistake. It is a mistake of language, assigning linguistic labels to denote ‘methods’ of agriculture and thus discouraging innovation and radical thinking. We can point to and fairly accurately describe ‘conventional’, ‘organic’, ‘biodynamic’, ‘integrated’, ‘intensive’ or ‘extensive’ ‘types’ of farming along … Continue reading Agroecology – a third way?