Tag: soil

South East Rivers Trust: Holistic Water for Horticulture

South East Rivers Trust: Holistic Water for Horticulture

Posted by Emily Cooper

Can agriculture and the environment ever exist in harmony? South East Rivers Trust have made fantastic progress towards achieving sustainable water use in their project "Holistic Water for Horticulture". The River Medway, part of the South East Rivers Trust catchment, supports a thriving polytunnel horticulture industry. This results in the…

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Wye and Usk Foundation: Saving the Earth

Wye and Usk Foundation: Saving the Earth

Posted by Emily Cooper

A lot of charities are concerned with Saving the Earth, but some take it a bit more literally. Despite underpinning almost every terrestrial ecosystem on the planet, we take our soil for granted. Soil is currently being lost ten times faster than it's being created—and there are no signs of…

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Improving water quality in the Ribble Valley

Improving water quality in the Ribble Valley

Posted by Jayne Mann

We were delighted to have seen Ribble Rivers Trust featured the BBC's The One Show this week, talking about water quality testing and solutions to some of the most common pollution problems with our rivers. Shown on Monday 4th March 2019, the programme detailed how Ribble Rivers Trust had found…

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Michael Gove visits The Wye and Usk Foundation

Michael Gove visits The Wye and Usk Foundation

Posted by Jayne Mann

On the 25th of May, Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, paid a visit to The Wye and Usk Foundation in response to the Saving the Earth report we launched last month in partnership with the Angling Trust and WWF. Local farmer, Chris Norman from…

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