I hadn’t intended doing a post on a visit to Yorkley Court just shortly before the eviction. However, looking at the images from a rain-sodden day with no-one around in the garden, there is such a poignancy – a foreboding almost of what was to come from the nature itself – that I feel a post is warranted. To read more click on the post title or image.
This place buzzes with a heady concoction of passion for our environment and business nouse! It’s a phenomenon which has to be experienced to be believed. To read more click on the post title or image.
HRH The Prince of Wales has long been an advocate of organic growing – and indeed has withstood a certain amount of lampooning for his interests in biodynamic growing. A chance to visit one of his farms was not one there to be passed by – even for one with republican leanings. To read more click on the post title or image.
Sorry Mr Bennett you may have won the battle of Yorkley Court Farm, but the spirit of Yorkley Court will live on! As an issue of business vs conscience – establishment vs activism – it must live on. click on the post title or image to find out more.
After nigh on 30 years with the BBC, Bob Styles, with his wife Lynn, is now living the dream of working an off-grid small holding and aiming for self sufficiency. To read more click on the post title or featured image.
A visit to Stroud Community Agriculture has to be a visit to a well heeled farm of the future! It’s co-operatively run with its farmers employed on a reasonable and fair wage, financially sound, producing food for use locally in Stroud and surrounds and involved in both vegetable and livestock production…..and, it also follows the principles of Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic growing. Click on the post title or image to read more.
Set in extensive grounds and with an eclectic mix of people the Camphill Village Trust scheme at Oaklands Park in Gloucestershire privileged me with a truly memorable visit.. …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
This is a story of yet another young lady who has found fulfilment from working the land. Young people – men and women – make up a a major part of the network of alternative growing and farming around the country, and this, I suggest, has to be something which shines a new light of hope into the future. ………………click on the post title or image to find out more.
If you thought that the philanthropic company was a thing of the past, something which died with likes of Joseph Rowntree and William Lever, think again. In Shipton Mill it is alive and well. ………………click on the post title or image to find out more.
Have you heard the story of the Palestinian married to a Jew and who together are selling Christmas Trees? Read on…… ………………click on the post title or image to find out more.