In the latest podcast episode, alongside the week's farming news, Ben speaks to forester, Luke Hemmings about why he thinks farmers should think more about trees. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-podcast-84-meet-the-forester/s-aLrUqXyv0Oe
I received an email yesterday asking ''are you available to speak to BBC Radio Essex tomorrow morning?'' ... 'it's about trees, and it'll be live'. I was in. Any opportunity to help profile the benefits of tree planting in the county. (for the record if you want to listen to this it'll be available for … Continue reading Did you know that we have a National Tree Champion?
Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period according to a report launched today by the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association. The policy document, entitled “Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers and Opportunities” also suggests that government support for farmer-led research and innovation networks seeking to integrate trees and agriculture should be trialled. … Continue reading New report suggests that trees on farms are essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit
Make 100 Trees is the latest project by London-based designer and artist Margarita Mitrovic. The concept of the project is to make 100 artworks of trees, which will directly fund the planting of 100 real trees. By depicting each tree in a different style and technique, the artist aims to demonstrate their uniqueness, individuality and … Continue reading An art project to make cities greener
On our Essex farm stands an orchard (with cider apple varieties), put in by my uncle nearly 20 years ago. For most of the last few years (with the exception of this year as I have been at the opposite end of the country) I have 'attempted' to make cider, with a range of success. Ambition … Continue reading How do you prune an apple tree?