GLYN MITCHELL, whose contributions to RURAL we look forward in forthcoming issues, asks: If herbicides are so good, why do we still have weeds? Kill it and claim it Recycle and regenerate PEOPLE tend to assume that organic farming and sustainability go hand in hand. But this is not necessarily the case – and hasn’t been for most of history. While going organic has some big … [Read more...] about WHY ARE JERSEY’S SOILS BEING POISONED?
By MIKE STENTIFORD, former National Trust for Jersey president and regular contributor to RURAL magazineALL of us are now fully aware of the remarkably explosive environmental ‘wake up call’ following the BBC’s epic milestone television series ‘Blue Planet II’.The disastrous consequences of plastic waste on our oceans and marine life has finally been punched home hard, accurate … [Read more...] about CONCERN FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT? – YES, BUT ONLY SELECTIVELY PERHAPS
RURAL’s editor ALASDAIR CROSBY kicks off a regular blog from the magazine’s contributors.---------I LIVE in the land of Dot Com, but how I wish I still lived in Dotcombe. Dot Com is a busy place at the moment. RURAL magazine has jumped into the 21st Century – 18 years late, of course, but it has taken a long time to get as far as standing, shivering, on the diving board … [Read more...] about DOT COM OR DOTCOMBE?
ON 23 April an artist collective known as the Futurefarmers will sail into Jersey on board the RS10 Christiania, as they travel from Oslo to Istanbul with the Seed Journey. On board are will be five artists, two captains, a navigator and a cook.Afterwards they will move on to Samarès Manor for baking and fresh bread from the ovens, music by the Jersey Ukelele Club, a grain … [Read more...] about THE BOAT IN THE MORNING
The wholesale price of Jersey Milk is increasing by 4p per litre from Monday 15th May, the first rise since 2013.The price rise has proved necessary because Jersey Dairy is facing increasing costs in its operation as a result of the British pound’s poor performance against the Euro.Wholesale price increases of between 4% and 8% will apply across Jersey Dairy’s range of other … [Read more...] about Milk wholesale price to rise by 4p per litre