My innate curiosity to understand what people think and do (rather than talk about), resulted in my arrival at the foot of a hillside, home to Cumbria’s Helm wind. This is what I learnt from 14 face-to-face meetings over four days across northern England and southern Scotland.
When the wind blows
Fitting the cow to the environment
Working out what the farm can do, not what you want to farm.
Creating space for humility, tolerance, pragmatism
Some service stations have food czars on tap (and no hedgehogs ramps, until I mentioned it…)
A man who connects grass roots to funding.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get – foresight on Foresight
Has covid driven us online, where it’s harder to build trust?
What’s right for the land?
Eye of the storm
What, and how you say it, matters
Shortbread and whisky
When seeking a chance of common ground, drop your guard.
Field intel text book
To come. Thanks to all those who took the time to host me and esp to those who put me up for the night!