With an opening weekend of 30th September/1st October, images and narrative from Unlikely Heroes/Feeding Body And Soul will be on show in the form of an art trail I am setting up in conjunction with organicARTS at West Town Farm in Ide (just west of Exeter) in Devon. I will be there to lead walks around the trail on the opening weekend (11:00 am to 4:00 pm). To read more click on the post title or image.
Welcome to my journey around local, sustainable food production in England and Wales. A journey among the passionate and committed....a story of unlikely heroes.
Just back in having put the finishing touches to hanging the images from Cross Green Growing Together work at the make-shift theatre that will house the Red Ladder Theatre Company production of The Shed Crew. It’s a world premier of a play based on the best selling novel Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew, based in east end of Leeds. The theatre is a disused warehouse – the area where the pictures hang will be a theatre foyer and bar by 7 o’clock this evening!!! To read more click on the post title or image.
Healthy soil and no weeds is what Charles Dowding says you get when you follow his no dig gardening methods. He uses his Homeacres site as a testament to his vision. I had to go and see and wasn’t disappointed! To read more click on the post title or image.
The family-run farm of Shillingford Organics is located on the outskirts of Exeter. Martyn Bragg’s is the second generation of the Bragg family to farm here and Martyn leads a team who grow vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit – all using methods which demonstrate a passion for encouraging wildlife and biodiversity. To read more click on the post title or image.
Martin Crawford has carried out extensive research into forest gardening – the use of permanent shrub and tree cover to a provide self-sustaining food source – and in so doing has established the Agroforestry Trust with its semi-tropical wonderland on the Dartington Estate where his ideas and practices are demonstrated. To read more click on the post title or image.
There is a saying about buses, that you wait for hours for one to come along then two come at once. In this case I’ve been working on ideas for regional exhibitions under the umbrella of Unlikely Heroes for a while but with not much to show for it, now suddenly four exhibitions have been agreed for this coming Autumn! To read more click on the post title or image.
Yes, it was August, I was sure of that,and yes these were turkeys ultimately on their way to Christmas dinner tables! Oh what conflicting thoughts started running through my head! To read more click on the post title or image.
Sarah and Ash each run one of two geographically-separate market garden sites high in the Pennine Hills above the Calderdale market towns of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. This is really growing on the wild windswept slopes of the Pennines! To read more click on the post title or image.
The National Trust-owned Gibside Estate at Rowlands Gill just outside of Newcastle is the spectacular location for a true community-led growing project which uses part of an historically significant walled garden on the estate along with some fields a couple of miles from the main site. To read more click on the post title or image.
I’d first met Jonah Maurice on a cold, squally February day as he felled trees along a steep slope in Allendale. I went back in friendlier weather to experience the amazing house he was building To read more click on the post title or image.