Using agri-environment schemes to help protect the environment

After an Open Farm Sunday, Julie was frazzled. Over 1000 people had come to view and enjoy Cavick House Farm and it’s animals, yet when I came seeking shelter for the night she kindly let me camp, and in the morning shared their story with me.

In the outskirts of Dereham I visited Nick, a farmer and conservation enthusiast. In the course of our chats he told me about dozens of plants and insects. The range of plants on the land was clearly a great joy and interest for him, and it was wonderful to have him as my guide.

Greening the council

15 of Norwich’s city councillors are Green Party councillors as are four of the county councillors. I watched the procession of new councillors behind the mayor and was fortunate enough to be able to ask some of them why they decided to get involved with politics as a way to help the environment.