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Ecological Economy

Ecological Economy


Posted By on Nov 23, 2016

As I’ve listened to the rhetoric of the US  and UK elections it’s clear that increasing the growth of the economy is a desirable and sensible policy for any credible party to adopt.  The ‘real’ cost of this growth on our ecological economy isn’t given a mention. This is like the builder you hired to rescue your damp and rotting home suggesting you should put in a nice bathroom and and new heating system...

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The term ‘rewilding’ is a new one, only really being used widely in the last five years. Rewilding has two seemingly different meanings, but surprisingly they’ve got a lot in common. Where I used to farm, we were asked to graze an area of woodland with our Belted Galloway cattle at particular times of the year. The cattle grazed as a management tool for trampling the ground which encouraged a species of plant called...

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Nibthwaite Grange Farm

Nibthwaite Grange Farm


Posted By on Nov 10, 2016

Nibthwaite Grange Farm is an upland hill farm in the Lake District National Park. The farm is run by John Atkinson and Maria Benjamin with help from John’s family. The Atkinson’s have farmed Nibthwaite Grange for six generations. Their herd comprises of approximately 30 Suckler Cows, including the breeds Luings, Galloways, Highland and Blue Greys with calves kept as replacements or sold through various outlets including a small...

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