Get Away to the Country | Farm Holidays in the UK

Have you started planning your summer holiday yet or just fancy a relaxing weekend away? There are many reasons why you should consider a farm holiday in the UK rather than going abroad. We are all becoming more aware of the environmental impact of flying abroad for a relaxing break but at this time of [...]


Can Organic Food Survive the UK Recession?

The media reaction to the 2009 Organic Market Report by the Soil Association, which was released yesterday, has been quite dramatic. I read the report and felt quietly confident that the UK’s organic food market would survive the recession and yet the first headline to hit the internet, 15 hours ago as I type, was [...]


Kicking the Plastic Bag Habit in the UK

For any of us that live or just visit the countryside there are few things more depressing than seeing the amount of fly tipped rubbish and discarded plastic carrier bags clinging to trees, bushes and floating in streams and rivers. I think our addiction to the convenience of plastic carrier bags is well shown on [...]


5 Best British Allotment Blogs | Growing Vegetables

I’m always on the hunt for new blogs to read, tips to try out and photos to go ooo ahhhh at, so I thought I would share some of my best finds with you. Here are a collection of 5 British blogs about allotments and veggie’s, how to grow them (the vegetables, not the allotments) [...]


Food Miles and Carbon Footprints

Have you ever tried to calculate how far your food has travelled, what the carbon footprint for your food is or thought about the effect of food miles on the environment? Food miles are simply the number of miles your food has to travel from the place of production to your kitchen. Remember many foods [...]