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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Connect to nature
Mar07

Connect to nature

White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) feeding on a Wild carrot (Daucus carota) flowerhead, on the east side of Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon © National Trust Images & Nick Upton I’ve written many articles about people’s connection to nature; it was an important theme in numerous essays I wrote at university and is something that just makes sense to me. If you have a connection with a special place, you’re more...

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We want to bring about positive change because   Devon is a glorious place to live and work
Mar06

We want to bring about positive change because Devon is a glorious place to live and work

By Sharon Goble Countryside campaigner Penny Mills is never happier than when she’s at home with her donkeys or walking on Dartmoor with her husband Paul, but her life was very different before she escaped to Devon’s countryside seventeen years ago. So, what made the former ‘city girl’ up sticks and become a vocal advocate for countryside charity CPRE Devon? You bump down an unmarked lane to reach Penny Mills’ Devon longhouse. Her...

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