Updates

  • The Philosophy of Land Ownership – the Theft of the Commons and the Right to Roam

    The English countryside boasts a whole range of natural delights, and yet the vast majority of it is out of bounds for the general population. According to the Right to Roam campaign, 92% of the countryside and 97% of rivers…

  • Good Mood Foods

    Our Resident Nutritional Therapist Kate Bevan Wood Dip CMN mBANT CNHC (pictured) shares her top Good Mood Foods – these are the foods that we can eat to help nourish our brains and support a happy and healthy mood, and I’m…

  • Soil – a precious resource under threat

    It’s fair to say most of us don’t know a great deal about soil. It’s that brown muddy stuff that makes things grow and gets lodged under your fingernails after a day in the garden – right? Soil is made…

  • Sustainable Food Challenge!

    Most of us will have heard of ‘meat-free Mondays’ – a campaign to encourage people to abstain from eating meat for one day a week. The idea behind the movement is to raise awareness of the impact of intensive meat…

  • Davids Nature Diary, Summer 2022

    The nature trail through the deciduous wood on the way to the motte and bailey site, provided an example of red campion to the left of the trail. The red campion does not have a scent unlike the white campion,…

  • Social Prescribing Day – 10th March

    Social Prescribing Day is an annual celebration of social prescribing, recognising the UK wide community groups and projects which have kept us healthy throughout the pandemic and beyond. What is social prescribing? Social prescribing, also sometimes known as community referral,…

  • Charlotte joins Campaign for Community Power

    I am one of many community leaders supporting and leading a campaign for new legislation that will give real legal powers to communities at a ground roots level through a new Community Power Act. Covid has shown what amazing things…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables – Leek

    Over the next few weeks at Arthur’s Farm Kitchen and in the Farm Shop we will be celebrating the humble leek. Alongside garlic, onions, shallots and chives, Leeks come from the edible vegetable species Allium, which form part of the…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables – Butternut Squash

    Nothing shouts AUTUMN quite like a squash and we seem to be heading into the season of plenty.  I love this time of year and in the UK we generally have an abundance of locally produced fruit and vegetables to…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables: Fennel

    Over the next few weeks in Arthurs Farm Kitchen and the Farm Shop we are celebrating the fabulous Fennel. Chef will be including this multi-functional herb in many of his recipes, so I thought I’d share with you some of…