May 17, 2012
Back after a too-long absence!
I had hoped to be able to produce a recording every month, but somehow life got in the way.
Here's the first podcast for this year a talk recorded at Trill Farm, Dorset (south of England, a little left of centre, for those not familiar with our layout!) at the invitation of chef Daphne Lambert, whose restaurant at Penrhos on the Welsh border was the first in the UK to be awarded organic certification by the Soil Association.
More about Daphne here - http://mamaheaven.org/blog/2011/07/daphne-lambert-nutritionist-chef/#.T7T2b3iURpg
More about Trill Farm here - http://trillfarm.co.uk/
I am very fortunate to be about to keep my first bees on a large organic farm (not mine, unfortunately! It is run by an aware farmer). I moved here because the previous area I lived in was surrounded by chemical farms, and I didn't want to keep bees in these conditions. I was a rural worker in the 60s and 70s and even then I was painfully aware that we were shooting ourselves in the foot with regard to the farming practices of the time. Oh how right was my premonition...
almost eleven years ago
Yes, we have seriously messed up our agricultural system - or rather, it has been messed up by the agri-biz criminals. Time to take our land back, methinks!