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Last week there were a couple of really great reminder moments, there was the afternoon when the first tomato and cucumber plants were put in the ground, and the pleasure that Ramona derived from being the one to plant them.
The fact that we are harvesting our own new farm kale again, and that the old crop from last year has just finished been a flower filled home for the bees, this is delightful and amazing.
Then as I was making this little video, I realised that there is the fundamental rightness of growing food in harmony with nature, doing it without chemicals, doing it so biodiversity has a fighting chance. This is the right thing to do.
RANT: the government official we were dealing with this week insisted on calling pesticides and herbicides: PPP’s plant protection products, it is the new approved terminology. I would love to know who coined that toxic chemical friendly phraseology. It seems that everybody else seems to think that they are in fact toxic, see this excellent recent article from the Telegraph
Every single food choice we make has a positive or negative impact on us and on our planet. Our decisions DO matter, our choices DO matter, they DO have an impact and are a real vehicle for real change.
I have just put together this little video in one of our tunnels, please join me. Find out about the amazing French Fairtrade co-op where we are getting some gorgeous and exciting new produce for all the boxes next week, see our own organic farm garlic, or Padraig's fantastic organic scallions and lettuce from Galway. It’s all there, and it will take less than 3 minutes!
Finally and fundamentally a big-shout out and thanks to you for supporting our farm, without you none of this would be possible!