Author Archive | milesking

Autumn Equinox

Happy Autumn Equinox! When does Autumn start? For those unlucky enough to have been looking forward to a lovely summer holiday in England, early August was very Autumnal – with cold weather, heavy rain and leaden skies. Officially Autumn starts today (September 22nd) – on the Autumn Equinox. Equinox means that the day is the […]

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Guest Blog: Why Taxpayers need a “housemate agreement with Farmers. By Vicki Hird.

  The dreaded ‘red tape’ and interference in farm decisions under the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is why many UK farmers voted ‘leave’. But I aim to justify the uncomfortable but necessary complexity we will need to cope with after Brexit when we have a new contract or agreement between farmers and the taxpayer. […]

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Summer Solstice

Here’s a piece by our Chief Exec Miles King:   The Romans knew it as Solstitium. We call it the Solstice: from Sol; the Sun, and sistere; which means stopped, stationary.   The Sun stops in the sky. And what a sun it is, this Summer. The sun has beat down on us. Temperatures climb. […]

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Lodge Hill: reimagining lost landscapes – Matthew Shaw

On the 16th & 17th June 2016 I joined a group organised by the charity ‘People Need Nature‘ to visit Lodge Hill, Kent. Our group was made up of Naturalists, Scientists, ecologists,  writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, and often a mixture of the above. These are all fairly meaningless titles through as what we really […]

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Guest Blog: Mindful Birdwatching by Joe Harkness @birdtherapy

Mindful Birdwatching   I asked on the Bird Therapy Twitter page what people thought connecting to nature really meant. The general consensus was that there are many ways to approach the statement, from ecological approaches to artistic approaches. A notion that was repeated a few times was to feel ‘part’ of nature as I have […]

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A Pebble in the Pond – new report launched on the future of farming, food and nature after Brexit

  Today we are launching our first policy report: Pebble in the Pond, Opportunities for farming, food and nature after Brexit. You can download the report here Here’s a summary As England prepares to leave the EU we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way we support England’s land managers.  This […]

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Reimagining Lost Landscapes. Pale Blue Dot’s Jane King on the Nature of Art-Science Collaboration

This piece first appeared on Pale Blue Dot’s website.   The Nature of Art-Science Collaboration Artists and scientists may be predisposed to different ways of thinking but they often operate in similar ways: they research their subjects, experiment, problem solve and practice their chosen disciplines exhaustively in the pursuit of some kind of perfection. Any […]

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