Dealing with Beetles, green credentials, wild salad, antibiotics and the ArchBishop of Canturbury!


Third episode of May’s podcast is out now – just click the play button to listen

In May episode three:

In Farming this month, Dorset NFU County Chair George Hosford discusses dealing with beetle, unseasonal weather and confusing, costly messages from the EA

Rising costs due to the Ukraine war combined with dry weather spell challenges for farmers, says James Cossins, while Andrew Livingston discusses big businesses buying productive farmland to promote their ‘green’ credentials may impact rural communities and UK food security

Silaging on the Cossins’ Rawston Farm in the late 60’s

Carl Mintern discusses your current May wild salads while out foraging …and forageable flowers, buds and leaves not only make gorgeous tissanes, but will also perk up your spice mixes.

Great Taste is the world’s largest, most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme – and its home is right here in Gillingham. Long time judge Fanny Charles takes us behind the scenes on testing for this year’s Great Taste Awards

Rachael Rowe visited Sprout & Flower, a beautiful flowermonger/greengrocer /deli (with ‘the best coffee for miles’) in Mere, and chatted to owner Sarah Collins

After a course of antibiotics, Supplements can help – but nutritional therapist Karen Geary explains the cheapest and the best options are readily available in simple recipes

Mental Health Awareness Week was 9th – 15th of May. The theme is particularly relevant as we emerge from the pandemic – it’s loneliness, says Izzy Anwell of Dorset Mind.

Wayne Winstone has his usual recommendations of two new reads – this month with a local connection – in Book Corner

The Archbishop of Canturbury has every right to comment on political decisions – and politicians must listen, argues Simon Hoare MP

Fundamental movement is your body’s unthinking, necessary ‘work out’ as you go about your day, explains expert Mel Mitchell


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