They’re not exactly the most usual school pet, requiring considerable knowledge and skills, some specialist equipment, not to mention the careful handling - but the learning opportunities are as bountiful and delectable as the honey! Wyberton Primary Academy near Boston shows us how it's done, with a little help from Willoughby Road Allotment Association. The… Continue reading Can kids keep bees?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and their local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk Ropsley Market Garden is Lincolnshire’s first CSA - the first of many: the English CSA moment is now here: people increasingly recognise the need for sustainable, resilient, healthy, local food, and… Continue reading Ropsley Market Garden CSA
Kate Bell, Climate Change Manager for City of Lincoln Council, and Matthew Davey, Environment & Community Projects Officer for Lincolnshire County Council, talked with us about the council's engagement with local communities and their growing projects, with lots of useful information and tips on how to how to find out more and get involved. In… Continue reading Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects
Care Farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices – where service users regularly attend the care farm as part of a structured health or social care, rehabilitation or specialist educational programme. The powerful mix of being in nature, being part of a group and taking part in meaningful nature based activities is what makes care farming so successful.
Guest blog, by Annabel Britton, from All Good Market in Stamford There are more organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on Earth. It’s the foundation of all terrestrial life and civilisation. And it’s a finite resource: its loss and degradation cannot be recovered within a human lifespan. The soil crisis Photo… Continue reading 60 Harvests Left