“Public money for public goods” isn’t healthy and neither are market comparisons – you have to take the whole

"Public money for public goods” isn’t healthy and neither are market comparisons - you have to take the whole The Importance of the Concerned Citizen & Reciprocal Obligation If you are a farmer you will know that “public money for public goods” is the in-vogue catchphrase that’s currently masquerading as agricultural policy. Few farmers though, …

Global Glimpse – A virtual trip to the fjord’s edge

Global Glimpse A virtual trip to the fjord's edge - Eidfjord in winter. Eidfjord is one of the most beautifully sited towns in this part of Norway, dwarfed by sheer mountains and cascading waterfalls. It experiences natural diversity in summer and also in the winter.Eric Kuijf talks about his style of farming:First, our sheep is one …

Farming to Scale

Farming to Scale Who remembers the book Small is Beautiful by Schaumacher? I was told that title was not Schaumacher’s choice but his editor’s. Certainly the title worked as a sales ploy because Small is Beautiful is an iconic book known the world over. The Appropriate Size is Right as title, which does not roll …

Here’s why I’m so at odds with most of my ‘green’ friends

Here’s why I’m so at odds with most of my ‘green’ friends Patrick Noble has been farming organically since 1978 and farms the oldest organic farm in North Wales. It is a beautiful mixed farm with beef, sheep, cereals, veg and fruit and fertility building herbal leys,, treating the farm as a whole and balanced …