Locavore spoke to David Corrie-Close about the idea of farming with nature, of allowing the land to find its own identity, and of the advantages of native breeds.
From the northern Himalayas to the sandy beaches in the south, 600 mln people face acute water shortage, with close to 200,000 dying each year from polluted water.
Fascinating video of Urban Shepherds moving 200 sheep, right through the center of the Dutch city Zaandam, to the site where they will be shorn.
Peter and Henri Greig founded Pipers Farm as a reaction to the way in which industrialised farming was beginning to destroy local food systems. As farmers, they had become increasingly uncomfortable with how food was being produced.
After farming healthy pastures in New Zealand, and a high hill farm in Wensleydale where nature ruled, they returned to the small mixed farm in Kent where Peter had been brought up.
Sitting in straight rows on the floor, supping on bowls of soup made from foraged nettles and home-grown vegetable stew, a group of London Muslims are breaking with Ramadan tradition.
The evening meal known as iftar breaks the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and is often associated with environmentally-unfriendly excess, with tables groaning under the weight of heavy meat dishes.
Lufa Farms, or Les Fermes Lufa, build and run rooftop greenhouses in Canada. Here they grow food hydroponically in great quantities, using bespoke innovative technology. They aim to make cities self-sufficient in food, removing the need for much of the…
Dairy farming in the UK faces the same challenges as the rest of the food world. Growing pressures – economic, environmental, political – are pushing farmers to look for better ways to continue their businesses. Locavore spoke to David Finlay,…
The School of Artisan Food is hosting another fascinating weekend of talks delivered by leaders in the food world. The lectures take place over the weekend of 19th & 20th May. The cost is £55 for a single day or £95 for both days.
Food for Thought offers a unique opportunity to listen, share and join in the discussions on a wide range of topical food subjects.
Parched Cape Town, in South Africa, has managed to push back its “Day Zero” – an estimate of when taps in the city could run dry – to 2019 after successful water-saving efforts.
But in India, “Day Zero” has come and gone for residents in many parts of the country, where taps failed long ago and people have turned instead to digging wells or buying water.
In a guest article for Locavore, Nichola Daunton writes about Urban Growth, who provide garden therapy in the heart of Camden, London. If you’ve ever lived in a major city (or even just visited one) you’ll know they can be…