#64: Dung beetles, herbal medicine, hydrology and soil carbon

#64: Dung beetles, herbal medicine, hydrology and soil carbon 1078 848 Farmerama Radio

Rasheeqa Ahmad | Image from Hedge Herbs This month, we begin by hearing from Sally-Ann Spence, an entomologist in Wiltshire, who is passionate about preserving dung beetles as a keystone…

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#63: Indian farmers’ protests, the Forever Flock and Biopriming

#63: Indian farmers’ protests, the Forever Flock and Biopriming 528 592 Farmerama Radio

  This month, we start with speaking to  Dr Vandana Shiva. Vandana is an Indian scholar who set up the Navdanya Farm that works with hundreds of thousands of farmers…

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Farmerama’s Position on the Deregulation of Gene Editing in the UK

Farmerama’s Position on the Deregulation of Gene Editing in the UK 2560 1707 Farmerama Radio

Now that the UK has left the EU, many European laws and regulations—including those dealing with gene editing and genetic modification—can be revisited. The Department of the Environment, Farming and…

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#62: ORFC Global 2021

#62: ORFC Global 2021 993 660 Farmerama Radio

This month we invite you to join us as we take a dip into some of the key sessions at the recent Global Oxford Real Farming Conference, where Farmerama were…

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#61: Fine Fleeces, Pasture Cropping and Land in Commons

#61: Fine Fleeces, Pasture Cropping and Land in Commons 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Andy Cato & Abby It’s good to be back this month with a collection of conversations with farmers who are building a more ecological future. We begin at Whistlebare Farm…

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Who Feeds Us? #6: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Who Feeds Us? #6: Looking Back and Moving Forward 150 150 Farmerama Radio

Image by Hannah Grace In this final episode, we revisit some of the people we’ve heard from throughout the series. We tease out some common threads that bind these apparently…

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden 150 150 Farmerama Radio

By Dora Taylor Hazel Friskney-Bryer Ethan and Hazel Friskney-Bryer both work at Fitzroy restaurant in Fowey, Cornwall—head chef Ethan in the kitchen, Hazel front-of-house. After four months of furlough, the…

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“If You Find Yourself on the Last Day with a Seed in Your Hand, You Should Sow It”: The Quiet Resilience of Willowbrook Farm

“If You Find Yourself on the Last Day with a Seed in Your Hand, You Should Sow It”: The Quiet Resilience of Willowbrook Farm 150 150 Farmerama Radio

By Dora Taylor Lufti & Ruby. Willowbrook Farm Willowbrook Farm is a fifty-acre plot near Oxford on which the Radwan family grows vegetables and rears chickens, cows and sheep to…

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Seeding Wisdom in East London

Seeding Wisdom in East London 150 150 Farmerama Radio

By Olivia Oldham Image: Rasheeqa Ahmad Rasheeqa Ahmad is a medical herbalist in Walthamstow, East London. She runs a practice called Hedge Herbs, and has collaborated with Phytology, a cultural…

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A Space to Grow

A Space to Grow 150 150 Farmerama Radio

By Olivia Oldham Credit: Vegan Vybes “For me, being in nature, being in the garden…that’s just where I vibrate.” These are the words of Lynda McFarlane, explaining why she was…

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