We continue our meander into the benefits for human health of access to countryside. This week in a conversation with writer, Illustrator and land justice campaigner – Nick Hayes
Nick is just putting the finishing touches to his new book, ‘The Book of Trespass – Crossing the Lines that Divide Us’ and talks us through the themes and issues presented in the book. Continue reading →
This episode takes us a little away from our chosen niche, and looks at how we can create sustainability by getting out into nature, learning the plants and developing a deeper connection to the natural world.
I talk with Fern Freud about foraging.
Fern is a passionate forager and loves everything it encompasses: food, history, folklore, anthropology, the natural environment. She grew up foraging with her family on the South Downs, mainly for mushrooms, and now runs workshops and classes in Sussex. Fern aims to share the joy that foraging brings her, and inspire and educate others to forage safely and sustainably!
Claire O’Neill is a director at ‘A Greener Festival’ a not-for-profit company, committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world to become more sustainable and to reduce environmental impacts. As pioneers in event sustainability since the first research in 2005, AGF provide certification, training, expertise, and facilitate the exchange of best practice. Continue reading →
In the second of our birthday / lockdown triple bill…
I have a conversation with Beth Williams, who is a ‘Structural Engineer + Certified PassivHaus Designer. Passionate about diversity in construction, timber engineering and efficient, humble design’ Continue reading →
Emma Appleton has drawn up a list of 100 ways to make an anti capitalist building site. We discuss some of the issues that exist on current building sites and the larger effects. Then we delve more deeply into Emma’s list to better understand how we can create a more harmonious building culture. Continue reading →
One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy. It enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and build a house. Chris Vernon is part of the One Planet Council, giving advice and assistance to those wanting to build this way. He has also built his own straw bale house! Continue reading →
In this episode of Building Sustainability I talk with Dave ‘The Bodger’ Cockroft about the hidden benefits of craft. We talk specifically about spoons and chairs of which Dave is an exceptionally talented maker.
This month sees us talking to Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University.
Judith is looking at alternative natural insulators that can be grown. She has a particular interest in how we stop biodegradable materials biodegrading.
Judith was just involved in building the world’s first miscanthus insulated house. The Miscanthus was baled up like a regular straw bale and the house was build in the same way that a regular straw bale house would be. Continue reading →
In this ‘Building Sustainability’ podcast episode we talk to architect, Noel Isherwood. The discussion is largely around Poundbury, which is the expansion of Dorchester. It was designed for humans and community, not cars. Continue reading →