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Agricology Podcast

Sep 25, 2020

In this episode, we explore ideas around land sharing and sparing; considering how to balance the need for sustainable food production with the need to protect the environment and wild spaces in the future. The discussion is hosted by Charlotte Smith and recorded as part of NOCC online in partnership with OF&G....


Aug 25, 2020

Jonathan Smith, organic grower on St Martins, Isles of Scilly, talks about why he farms as he does and describes how he uses seaweed, compost and green manures to build soil organic matter and fertility. He touches on challenges he faces, treating the farm like an ecosystem; focusing on biodiversity, and explains how...


Jul 24, 2020

In this latest podcast we are ‘In the field’ with Julian Gold, farm manager of 800 ha of combinable crops at Hendred Estate in Oxfordshire. He introduces the farm & talks about experiences & aspirations of transitioning to farming in a way that is less harmful to the environment & biodiversity. He describes his soil...


Jun 26, 2020

There is increasing recognition of the benefits of integrated agroecological farming systems but where to start? Farmers David Rose & George Young share their experiences of moving towards an agroecological approach. They talk about joint enterprises, integrating livestock & a diversity of crops into the...