A blog that looks at the pleasures of eating seasonal food, prompted by the media coverage of the shortage of courgettes in UK supermarkets in February!
Recently, CCRI’s Project Support Officer moved house, into somewhere she sadly felt was devoid of wildlife in comparison to where she previously lived. Isabel has therefore decided to blog about what she does over coming months to change her ‘sterile’ garden into what she hopes will become an oasis for wildlife.
As part of our annual placement student’s time here in the CCRI, they are encouraged to develop their skills in whatever way they wish. This year, Eloise Fresnay has been ‘WWOOFING’ on an Organic farm near Stroud. Eloise has also been keeping a Blog of her activities, and you can read more about them and how she originally began WWOOFING.
Research assistant Nick, has been a runner almost as long as he has been with CCRI. The last few months they have become intertwined, and Nick explains how this has happened, and how he feels it helps with the work of the CCRI.
Rob Berry, CCRI’s GIS expert has been working on a project that has required him to map the speed of rural broadband across England and Wales. In this post he shares some of his methods and the early results.
Research Assistant, Nick Lewis has been out and about conducting interviews as part of a review of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme. Read about where he has been and a particularly challenging interview location!
The CCRI has welcomed this week Eloise Fresnay, who has come to work in the CCRI as the 2016/17 Placement Student for 11 months. Find out about Eloise’s research interests and her expectations whilst in the CCRI.
Recently a team of four from CCRI visited Estonia as part of the Horizon 2020 project ‘PEGASUS’. Senior Research Fellow Chris Short has written this blog post about their experiences in the capital city of Tallinn, and beyond.
CCRI has welcomed the recent report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Soil Health, which states that soil is often overlooked as an essential component to human life. Read Jane Mills’ blog about CCRI’s work in the challenge to address soil degradation.
Recently Pete Gaskell and Nick Lewis travelled to the North Pennines AONB as part of the Horizon 2020 project ‘PEGASUS’. They were working with contacts within the AONB and aiming to develop an understanding of the area and the various relationships between farming, forestry and the provision of Ecosystem services.