I’d first met Jonah Maurice on a cold, squally February day as he felled trees along a steep slope in Allendale. I went back in friendlier weather to experience the amazing house he was building To read more click on the post title or image.
Excellence in small scale, local, sustainable growing takes many forms but there are few better exemplars of variety x quality x yield than at GO Local Food – belying the fact that its up near Newcastle where the north winds can certainly blow! To read more click on the post title or image.
The Geordie folk of the north east always were a canny bunch and when it comes to producing and sourcing organic local produce its no different. The north east is without doubt one of the strongholds of local, organic production. To read more click on the post title or image.
When the good folk of Ovingham decided that they wanted to create a more sustainable village they set up a group called Green Ovingham – and took direct action! Specifically in terms of food, rather than talking about what was possible they formed GO Local Food Ltd as a member owned co-operative ……………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Jonah Maurice lives off grid as regards power and the like with his partner and young family in the remote Northumberland valley of Allendale. Hexham is his nearest settlement. He is small holder, woodsman and grave digger, and an example to us all of living in tune with the environment…………………click on the post title or image to find out more.