What had been a clutch of chirping chicks was a flock of fabulous hens when I revisited Elder Farm at Greenham Reach a couple of months after my first visit….and the no dig herb beds, formed from compost layered on cardboard Charles Dowding style, were showing some nice progress. To read more click on the post title or image.
Another fabulous few hours with my second visit to Chagfarm near Chagford in Devon….this time with the goats and new kids! ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Just three miles from the centre of Exeter lies West Town Farm, a largely livestock farm where the land is managed organically, the animals are cared for to the highest standards and every effort is made to conserve the wildlife that lives along side and within the farm. ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Helen Kearney is a degree qualified medical herbalist, and along with husband Stuart is the tenant of one of the three plots of land at Greenham Reach on the Somerset/Devon border near Wellington, and owned by the Ecological Land Co-operative ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Alex Wilson and Ruth O’Brien and their young family successfully bid for one of three plots of virgin land on the border of Somerset and Devon to be converted into homes and sustainable farming plots within five years, following acquisition of the land by the Ecological Land Co-Operative. Real pioneers of a new wild west. ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
The name of River Cottage has become synonymous with that of Hugh Fernley-Wittingstall as the chef has achieved celebrity in his promotion of local, fresh and organic. I had the privilege of visiting HQ – wasn’t quite what I had expected. ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Question…..can you farm 800+ sheep from a small terraced cottage in Maiden Bradley and own no land? Well, as you might guess from the fact that I ask the question, the answer is yes, cos Tim White is doing it……………click on the post title or image to find out more.