Category Archives: Food Production

SEMAPHORE AND LOUDHAILERS

My internet is down. It went down on Boxing Day and I’ve been jumping through a succession of tiresome hoops ever since – call centres, indeterminate appointments with engineers, semaphore and loudhailers… But there have been compensations. Compensation number one … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR DROUGHT

A recent conference sponsored by Southern Water, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and Hadlow College, was entitled ‘Planning for Drought – Is Kent in Crisis?’ A quick look out the window (still raining) and a trip down … Continue reading

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THE VILLAGE’S VILLAGE CONSULTATION

The village also carried out a village consultation in the summer. As part of the neighbourhood plan, a questionnaire was distributed. The results of the data-friendly ‘closed questions’ have been previously published (Wye NP survey summary leaflet1 final), but now … Continue reading

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IMPERIAL’S VILLAGE CONSULTATION

Rummey Design are running a village consultation on behalf of Imperial College and they’ve just published some results: 121210wye3rummeyfeedbacksummary. The 6-page report highlights people’s desire that the village should remain a village, and that transport issues should be sorted out. … Continue reading

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CABBAGES AND CROWN

Took the dog for a walk yesterday and came across these magnificent, multicoloured cabbages being grown by Ripple Farm Organics. They sell them in the village and at Farmers’ Markets in Kent and London. The reference to the Crown in … Continue reading

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BETTER ARTWORK

Here’s some better artwork. The village is currently embarking on a neighbourhood plan. The self-sufficiency exhibition and workshop was part of this – and some of the ideas were picked up by Mark, a landscape designer who lives down the … Continue reading

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FOOD: INCREDIBLE EDIBLE, TODMORDEN, LANCS

In 2007 villagers in Todmorden started growing herbs in the town planters… They were community herbs. Everyone could use them. The idea caught on. Now Incredible Edible grows vegetables and fruit trees on community land – outside the schools, the … Continue reading

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