I suspect that this post should perhaps be accompanied by a BBC-type warning, ‘This article contains images which some viewers may find distressing’! I have avoided the blood and guts – and the actual killing is not carried out at the farm anyway – but these are pictures from a busy butcher’s shop…………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
With a backdrop of Pendle Hill and all its folk lore and history, Emma and Ian O’Reilly are building a farming business which they seek to make fair to the land and its history, sustainable and organic in its practices, respectful and caring to the animals they farm, an integral part of the local community…………………to read on click on the post title or image.
If you had an intensive pig unit, what would you do with it? A pretty academic question for most of us – it isn’t going to happen – but for Jonnie and Fanny Watson it was a real life situation. They decided to convert it into an organic vegetable farm – and so Organic Pantry was born some fifteen years ago………………..to read on click on the post title or image.
In 2010 Beth Morgan and Oz Austin discovered the extraordinary role that fungi play in nature. Since then they have researched, practised and applied techniques of mushroom cultivation in pursuing a business fundamentally founded on their passion for fungi and reflecting their personal ethical values………………..to read on click on the post title or image.
Just a couple of miles from Leeds city centre, tucked away behind the houses of the Hyde Park/Woodhouse area and alongside Leeds City Academy, lies a small plot of enchanted forest. Its Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden……………….to read on click on the post title or image.
Laura Burliston is High Spen born and bred. She has that wonderful lilting North East accent and pride whilst also being pragmatic and mischievous. She did herself and family proud when she gained access to University and came away with a degree in anthropology. She then went off on the now obligatory world travels. It was there that it happened………………click on the post title or image to find out more.