Slow Living

Recently launched via YouTube is a new series entitled Slow Living. Slow Living is intended as a series which will embrace traditional methods and ways. Slowing down and enjoying what surrounds us.  Appreciating the original self-sufficiency, where the term didn't even exist because it was how everybody lived!  Mindful existence away from corporate greed and … Continue reading Slow Living

TWO New Episodes of The Norfolk Womble Uploaded

It's been a busy time in the greenhouse, and when I'm not growing, I'm talking and filming on the topic of growing. Depending on how much rambling I do, it can take a long time to edit, render, upload and publish videos but I love it.  So here are two more episodes on The Norfolk … Continue reading TWO New Episodes of The Norfolk Womble Uploaded

| Prosecco DOC ban Glyphosate | #StopGlyphosate Petition |

Grape growers for Prosecco DOC are set to be banned from using three chemical sprays, including one that was only this week judged safe by the European Union's watchdog, the president of the appellation has said. Stefano Zanette, president of the Prosecco DOC council, said that he wanted to voluntarily ‘eliminate’ the use of one … Continue reading | Prosecco DOC ban Glyphosate | #StopGlyphosate Petition |

Lettuce, Solar Lighting, Herb Wheelbarrow… Episode Two | The Norfolk Womble

Last night I uploaded a new video to YouTube, in which I talk about sowing Lettuce, a little about my Solar Lighting set up, the Herb Wheelbarrow, Goji Berry & Fig Bushes, Red Orach, and a mystery plant which I hope someone might be able to identify and tell me whether it's okay to move … Continue reading Lettuce, Solar Lighting, Herb Wheelbarrow… Episode Two | The Norfolk Womble

Organic awards open for entries

The BOOMs include categories for Best Organic Fresh Produce, Best Organic Farmer and Best Organic Farmer Trade body the Soil Association has launched its annual awards for the organic sector with a range of categories for suppliers, restaurants and box schemes. Dubbed the ‘BOOMs’ (Best of Organic Market), the awards are backed by food writer … Continue reading Organic awards open for entries

Wensleydale farmers champion new ‘agri-environment’ payment scheme

A three-year Payments by Results project has been praised by farmers in Wensleydale for ‘letting farmers get on with it’.  The scheme, which includes 19 farms in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, offers payments to farmers to encourage free management of land ‘less intensively’ to achieve a positive environmental outcome and maximise profits. Farmers will be paid … Continue reading Wensleydale farmers champion new ‘agri-environment’ payment scheme

Growing Food – Tomatoes “Golden Sunrise” | Episode One (Video)

Recently I set up a new YouTube channel called, erm, The Norfolk Womble, and today I finished editing together my first short film recorded in the greenhouse on 6th March, about sowing tomato seeds.  In this episode I am using the Heirloom variety "Golden Sunrise" (Solanum lycopersicum). As times become tougher for many of us, … Continue reading Growing Food – Tomatoes “Golden Sunrise” | Episode One (Video)

The Sowing of the First – Early Onward Peas

So far this year my time in the garden has been spent on clearing out junk, general tidying up, discovering which plants survived the winter (and Storm Doris) and preparing for the coming year.  Plotting what I am going to grow is for me one of the most fun parts of the process.  Sorting my … Continue reading The Sowing of the First – Early Onward Peas

Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers’ DNA

By Brian Bienkowski Originally posted February 16th 2017 Republished by kind permission of Environmental Health News Follow @brianbienkowski   Farmworkers who have a high pesticide exposure event—such as a spill—are more likely to experience molecular changes on DNA that may lead to certain cancers, according to a large U.S. study of pesticide applicators in Iowa and … Continue reading Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers’ DNA