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Pipers Farm – farming in harmony with nature

Pipers Farm – farming in harmony with nature

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.

London’s Muslims take a green bite out of Ramadan

London’s Muslims take a green bite out of Ramadan

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.

Food for Thought lecture weekend at the School of Artisan Food

Food for Thought lecture weekend at the School of Artisan Food

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.

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

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.

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