Volunteers were numerous,vigorous and – dare I say it – vociferous on the morning I visited Canalside Community farm and took part in the annual squash harvesting. It was a colourful and inspiring experience. To read more click on the post title or image.
The pressures and demands of creating and running a local, sustainabale food operation are intense when the ‘mainstream’ world is happy for soils to be wrecked and climates changed by subsidy-gobling factory farming. Nowhere Is that more apparent than at Cultivate Oxford. To read more click on the post title or image.
Dissatisfied with the “halal meat” available in the UK Ruby and Lutfi Radwan dreamt of starting their own farm. In 2002 they took the plunge, quit their teaching jobs, sold their house, bought a 45 acre plot of land in Oxfordshire, installed a caravan… and so began Willowbrook Farm! To read more click on the post title or image.
Coleshill is a quintessentially English village close to Swindon, just about on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border. Much of it is owned by the National Trust in the form of the Coleshill estate. The village has a long history which is extended into the 21st century by the presence of Sonia Oliver and her Coleshill Organics business! To read more click on the post title or image.