Bee positive
Mar28

Bee positive

It’s taken me a long time to write this piece. What can I say about Green Issues when the pandemic is at the forefront of everything we do and think about? Did I wash my hands before I started work? Before I ate that crumpet for lunch? Do I have enough food in stock? Green what? Green Issues? Heck, I don’t know! But today the sun is shining for the first time in what feels like months. The sky is blue instead of grey and there is a...

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The Big Picture
Mar26

The Big Picture

Chagford from Meldon Hill by Eleanor ludgate

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Chagstock festival team up with Moor Trees
Mar21

Chagstock festival team up with Moor Trees

Organisers of Chagstock festival have embarked on a tree planting campaign to mitigate the carbon generated by the event. The ‘Tunes-for-Trees’ initiative will counteract the festival’s carbon footprint over the lifetime of these new trees to be planted on Dartmoor. Chagstock has teamed up with Dartmoor tree planting charity Moor Trees, who have been planting native British species in south Devon for over 20 years. Festival organisers...

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‘Farmers are the  new miners’
Mar09

‘Farmers are the new miners’

The Government’s plans for UK agriculture post Brexit could wipe out traditional farming in Devon, putting farmers out of business and leaving our fields empty of cattle and sheep, says David Chalmers, Parliamentary spokesperson for the Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats. Stephen Middleton, whose family have been raising cattle and sheep at their farm near Ashreigney for four generations, says that farmers are still reeling...

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A year in the life of farmers on Dartmoor
Mar08

A year in the life of farmers on Dartmoor

Damian Bird is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe. His first book Seabird was released in November 2017 and his latest book Farming Dartmoor documents a year in the life of six traditional farming families on Dartmoor. It is being released at the book launch on Saturday, 7th March at The Forest Inn, Hexworthy from 6pm. You can purchase a copy of...

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