Uncommon Ground – Jack Thacker

"Each and every farming family in the countryside has their own story to tell, and while the responsibility that farmers have for the natural world is an increasingly pressing subject, it’s also crucial not to lose sight of their individuality."

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A profile of Mudchute Park and Farm by Amina Khan

Mudchute farm is often described as being “in the shadow” of Canary Wharf but after my visit I think that it’s the other way round. Yes, the skyscrapers might be visible over the tops of the trees but having an accessible green space set up by local people for local people is the real towering feat here.

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Jyoti Fernandes: A life in agroecology – Anita Roy

“Regenerative is a very loose term, so it can get a bit misused. But I like it because, unlike ‘sustainable’, it suggests that you’re not just not hurting, you’re actually giving back to the earth – sequestering carbon, creating more biodiversity.”

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Favourite Farming Books

We asked members of the Fieldwork Bookclub plus some guest writers to nominate their favourite farming books of all time and these were the responses.

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Modern British Nature Writing 1789–2020: Land Lines

Centre for Environmental Humanities

The team behind the AHRC-funded Land Lines nature writing project, and its two successful public engagement follow-on projects (Tracks, Traces, Trails: Nature Writing Beyond the Page and Tipping Points: Cultural Responses to Land Sharing in the North) are delighted to announce the release of their book,Land Lines: Modern British Nature Writing, 1789–2020 on the 17th March 2022 with Cambridge University Press.

In this new volume, authors Dr Will Abberley, Dr Christina Alt, Prof David Higgins, Prof Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland move through multiple genealogies and histories of British nature writing, from the Romantics to the contemporary period. Across the four core chapters, this book responds to the many criticisms, controversies, and tropes of British nature writing, and seeks to understand our contemporary fascination with this historically significant genre of literature. Drawing on texts from Gilbert White’s monumental A Natural History of Selborne to…

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