A quote from T. C. Boyles, A Friend of the Earth.... ‘To be a friend of the earth, you have to be an enemy of the people’.
Extract from Wilding, The Return of Nature to a British Farm...by Isabella Tree. The author makes the point that the areas with most remaining biodiversity are sometimes the last place you'd imagine finding it...
One landowner in Tyrone, Ireland decided to work with nature, with astonishing results.
Disillusioned with conventional large scale farming, the owners of Knepp Castle Estate decided to go wild....
An article about the future of sustainable farming that I've borrowed from Clive Bright of RareRuminare and also the Organic Trust.
A synopsis of recent evidence pointing to the terrible damage being wrought by neonicotinoids.
An excerpt from Akalas recent book, Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire.
How the protectionist policies of the Irish Free State in the 1920's helped to sow the seeds of the furniture manufacturing industry in Monaghan.
Invasive species spreading in Rossmore Park, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan
Planting trees often conjures up romantic notions of bluebell filled wonderlands under the canopy of old graceful oaks and beeches. But this insightful article in the National Geographic explains how poorly planned forestry planting programmes can do more harm than good. With specific reference to the fires in North America...