We continue our series of articles in Jèrriais – Jersey’s own traditional native language. The ‘frouque’ in question is a digging fork, rather than a table fork. An English translation follows. This contribution comes from Jean Le Maistre. We commend it not only as an exercise in Jèrriais, but as a reflection on the Jersey Royal season by a former president of Jersey’s … [Read more...] about EUNE FROUQU’THÉE D’JÈRRIAIS – (A FORKFUL OF JÈRRIAIS)
Refill Jersey’ - a campaign urging the Jersey public to Choose to Reuse wherever they eat, drink and shop in order to cut down on plastic pollution, was launched on 16 June, ‘World Refill Day’. The campaign in Jersey has been organised by Jersey Water and Plastic Free Jersey. ‘Refill’ originated as a grassroots movement to help reduce plastic pollution at source by making … [Read more...] about REFILL JERSEY
An expert in social and therapeutic horticulture is to visit the Island next week as part of GROW Jersey’s new community horticulture project. Damien Newman of Thrive UK will also be giving a presentation on the health and wellbeing benefits of community gardening at the Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday 17 June, which is open to the public and free of charge. GROW Jersey has … [Read more...] about THRIVE AND GROW
Alasdair Crosby reflects on the special theme of this issue of RURAL magazine In each issue of RURAL, we have a ‘special theme’ of several articles on different aspects of the same subject. In the Spring issue, with Covid still very much in mind, we concentrated on ‘natural health. In this current issue, we have selected as a theme: ‘education and the environment’. This … [Read more...] about EDUCATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
By RURAL nagazine's environment writer, Caroline Spencer A pioneering pilot project is under way to test a sample of biodegradable and compostable plant-based agricultural film to replace the plastic that is currently used to cover Jersey Royals and other crops. If successful, the sight of vast sheets of plastic over the Island’s fields will be replaced with a covering … [Read more...] about GOOD-BYE TO FIELDS OF PLASTIC-COVERED CROPS?