https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZioEdoBZ4p8 A little clip above from the ‘Soil Association’. I’d been meaning to write this for the last week, not only because we’re soon at the end of ‘Organic September’ but also spurred on after reading some sombre facts from from one of our favoured Brit naturalist/TV presenter Chris Packham (from Countryfile) In summary he says that we’re in the midst of an ecological apocalypse, where numbers of certain birds[…]

Last month I made my first batch of Sloe Gin, ready and waiting for Christmas day – something which has become an annual ritual for me since returning to England. Just celebrating our wild foods you know! In the name of education of course… Packaged into miniature bottles, they always go down a treat as Christmas gifts (paired with Rose Hip Brandy from the previous post) Sloes – Blackthorne –[…]

Chestnuts – Castanea spp Go on a country walk this autumn and you’ll likely come across these prickly delicacies. This little lane just down the road from me is littered with these golden brown seasonal nuts. If I had a store house I’d probably have enough for the entire winter! Sadly, being in a houseshare, squirrelling away stocks isn’t really an option this year… I’ll spare my housemates the inconvenience[…]

Urban Farm – Community – Education In the days leading up to a sombre September anniversary in NYC, the spotlight in today’s blog is focused on a heart-warming story of community in this mother of all cities. Oh & in case you are wondering: NO this has nothing to do with Gordon Ramsey! I too did question when I first read about it, esp as it is food related… But[…]

In light of this national week… this post is all about eye health- specifically glaucoma. When you ask people which of the senses would they not be able to do without- sight is usually at the top of the list. Glaucoma is no minor matter- it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. The sad thing is that there is a lot to do to prevent[…]