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Loss of Sheffield trees is more than just a bit of greenery gone: guest blog by Jane Wilkinson

Many people have heard about the “battle” to prevent a Local Authority contractor cutting down some of Sheffield’s trees as part of a road maintenance contract.  National newspapers, charities,  celebrities, and local protesters have all decried the loss of the trees; as well as the tactics of the contractors, security staff and, lately, the police […]

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Guest Blog: Soil Association response to 25 Year Environment Plan

  A guest blog today from Laura MacKenzie, Head of Policy (farming and land-use) at the Soil Association.   Soil at heart of 25 year environment plan Last week, the Prime Minister gave her first major speech on the environment, marking the publication of the long-awaited 25 Year Environment Plan. Soil Association chief executive Helen […]

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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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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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Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: People Need Nature Expedition to Lodge Hill, by Catherine Shoard

Today we continue our series of posts inspired by the People Need Nature expedition to Lodge Hill, Kent.   This one is from the Guardian’s film critic Catherine Shoard, is cleverly disguised as a review of Independence Day: Resurgence. The CGI monsters of Independence Day will never haunt the imagination   An alien from Independence […]

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Guest Blog: the getting of natural history by Mark Fisher

It’s a pleasure to have our first guest blog written by Dr. Mark Fisher, Honorary Research Fellow at the Wildland Research Institute, University of Leeds. Mark writes a fascinating blog at www.self-willed-land.org.uk. The post arises from a discussion between Miles and Mark, over a number of months and emails. The Getting of Natural History Though […]

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