It would seem a little corner of Dorset is somewhere which attracts very special people. Whilst staying with Pat Bowker at Ourganics, I was privileged to also meet two of the real pioneers of organic farming – Josephine and Arthur Pearse of Tamarisk farm. They started growing food there following organic methods over 45 years ago! To read more click on the post title or image.
Just outside of Bridport in Dorset is a location which not just feels, but I believe actually is, quite spiritual in its engagement of those fortunate to have been able to wander around. Its the site of Ourganics Evolving Systems. To read more click on the post title or image.
Growing up close to and in contact with the earth is privilege few have in these days of hermetically sealed living. The sight of families with young children engrossed with the growing and farming around them was one of the delights of my journeys, a source of entertainment and hope for the future. ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Things were really buzzing when I visited Jyoti Fernades for a third time at Five Penny Farm. On a gloriously hot sunny day, the heat was on at this off grid stronghold in more ways than one! ……….. click on the post title or image to find out more.
Writer, researcher, activist and grower, Rebecca Laughton – known to most as Bee – has had as much impact as anyone on the agroecology movement currently emerging across England …………………………………..click on the post title or image to find out more.
The first time I met Rachael Moss was in January on my visit to Monkton Wylde Court Farm where she was doing some stand in milking. At the time she lived in a bender in a nearby wood, and had goats in an adjacent field. ………………click on the post title or image to find out more.
Its another of those young ladies! This time its Laura Norman starring in ‘The Life in a Day of a Soil Association Apprentice’. ………………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.
A visit to the kitchen of master chef Chris Onions was a ‘bonus buy’ for me. I wasn’t strictly looking for cooking experiences but when offered the opportunity to photograph in Chris’ kitchen it was a no brainer…………click on the post title or image to find out more.
Things were just a tad fraught when I visited Five Penny Farm for the second time in a few days. I’d moved the couple of miles down the road from Monkton Wyld Court and the water supply was down with a fault to the UV sanitising unit………..click on the post title or image to find out more.