Have we been doing it all wrong? Diversity for resilience

Have we been doing it all wrong? Diversity for resilience

by Josiah Meldrum August 07, 2022

Diverse systems are more productive and they’re almost always more resilient because complex systems have ‘redundancy’ - something might fail but there’s something else to fill the gap.

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Beyond COP26: driving change through beans and more

Beyond COP26: driving change through beans and more

by Nick Saltmarsh November 20, 2021 1 Comment

As COP26 closed without the strong and binding commitments we urgently need, we have to maintain pressure on our leaders and to drive change through our actions as individuals and members of communities and organisations. This is what we’ve aimed to do through Hodmedod.

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Here come the carlin peas

Here come the carlin peas

by Josiah Meldrum August 26, 2021

This August has seen amazing work in the face of adversity at Green Acres Farm in Shropshire, bringing in an incredibly precious crop of organic carlin peas.

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Norfolk Chickpeas in a Changing Climate

Norfolk Chickpeas in a Changing Climate

by Josiah Meldrum June 09, 2021

Last year (field scale chickpea production year 2) was a real struggle: drought through much of the season, intense heat in late May, then extraordinary rainfall in August. This year (chickpea year 3) hasn’t started much better to be honest: a cold start and prolonged wet conditions are not what chickpeas like.

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Changing climate, challenging weather

Changing climate, challenging weather

by William Hudson April 14, 2020

The 2019/20 winter must have been one one the most challenging UK farming has had to endure for many years. We've recently had the wettest period of weather on record with particularly severe flooding affecting the North and West. But even in the South East farmers have not been able to get on the land as it's been so wet. 

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Why we're supporting Extinction Rebellion this October

Why we're supporting Extinction Rebellion this October

by Josiah Meldrum September 13, 2019 8 Comments

From the 7th of October and for 2 weeks Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. The aim is to use peaceful direct action to persuade governments to act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency many have already declared. We’re supporting the London Rebellion by supplying food for their kitchens. Josiah explains why...

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Grow Beans to Fight Climate Change

Grow Beans to Fight Climate Change

by Nick Saltmarsh October 26, 2015

A new report from the Vegan Society makes a strong case against industrial livestock production and in favour of a shift to more plant-based agriculture.

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