Tim Shelley is in conversation with guests who discuss issues relating to the environment, sustainability, health, wellbeing, growing, food and a few other things! Podcasts are once a month
In conversation with Phillip Shelley: Hospital Food
Today I discuss with Phil Shelley (my brother!) hospital food. Phil is the Chair of the NHS Food Review. We discuss elements of that report including Nutrition and Hydration, technology in food ordering, monitoring the standard of food, food safety, waste, raising standards, 24/7 service and many other things including working with Pru Leith. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-nhs-hospital-food https://www.twitter.com@hcashells
In conversation with The Tree Man - Rob Taylor: Trees
In this episode I am in conversation with Rob Taylor, none to many locally as The Tree Man. We are discussing the importance of trees, including his work on the Linear Arboretum in Ross-on-Wye. We get his views on why we connect so much with trees, flood prevention, carbon reduction, ancient woodlands, issues facing trees today particularly disease and the biodiversity that trees give us.
In conversation with Tamsyn Harrod-Beck: Sustainable Food
Tamsyn is the Chief Doer at BoomCircle and today we are talking about Sustainable Food. 1. Boomcircle and Good Food Revolution You're company Boomcircle is involved in a number of fantastic projects. Can you tell us a little bit about some of them and in particular, share a little bit about the Good Food Revolution? http://www.boomcircle.co.uk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/BoomCircleUK 2. Gloucestershire Food Strategy One of the projects you are working on is not too far away from me in Gloucestershire. I know you are working with lots of different agencies, companies on this one. Can you share something about that? Gloucestershire Food Strategy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_cqf8Qk0DXRCxbtNSOobB56zQDr1OuqW/view?usp=sharing Good Food Revolution Gloucestershire https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v8T23UirlLCDWvt23TGefNTwkXViZbHp/view?usp=sharing 3. Farming Practices Let's talk about farming practices. What are some of the big issues facing farming and growing today? Regenerative farming is a term being used more today. Can you tell us what that is? Do you have 1 or 2 good news stories in this area that you have seen or heard about? Learn more about Regenerative Farming from Food, Farming and Countryside Commission https://ffcc.co.uk/library/farmingforchangereport Farm Ed https://www.farm-ed.co.uk/ Overbury Estate and manger Jake Freestone who have great examples of regenerative arable systems Jake’s Blog http://farmerjakef.blogspot.com/ and https://twitter.com/No1FarmerJake Ed Horton on instagram making the journey to a mixed agroecological farming business https://www.instagram.com/e.a.horton/ 4. Food Waste There is a massive amount of food wasted not only from our kitchens and supermarkets, but also further back in the food chain. What needs to change in farming and food production for that figure to be greatly reduced? Do you have a current figure for food waste in farming/growing/food production? WRAP - Primary production July 2019 Report https://wrap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-07/WRAP-food-waste-in-primary-production-in-the-UK.pdf Tessa Clarke, Olio Founder, Global Food waste picture - well worth a watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPuBiZFfwg4 5. Food Poverty/Food Insecurity We have seen in this Pandemic a massive increase in the use of food banks and people facing food insecurity. How do we help those who are struggling financially to be able to access food, but especially fresh and healthy food? The Long Table https://www.thelongtableonline.com/ Granville Kitchen http://granvillecommunitykitchen.org.uk/ 6. Healthy Eating 7. Organic 8. Seasonal and local food Seasonal and local food seems to becoming more popular. How important is celebrating seasonality of food, when harvest for a lot of crops is all year round? How do we get that fabulous local and seasonal food to as many people as possible, particularly in our national supermarkets? 9. Harmonised Food Sustainability Metric Tamsyn, you are involved in another project as well, working with the Sustainable Food Trust, I think about measuring food sustainability. Can you share a little bit about that? More on the SFT’s Harmonised Metric here https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/key-issues/sustainability-metrics/ 10. Reflection As we brings things to a close, what couple of things in this difficult year have inspired you? Here are some of the awesome women who have inspired me Adele Jones, Deputy CEO Sustainable Food Trust https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/team/adele-jones/ and https://twitter.com/AdeleSFT Jenny Phelps, Senior Farm Conservation Adviser, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group https://twitter.com/JennyPhelpsMBE Lizzie Dyer, Goat farmer and Founder at Just Kidding https://twitter.com/CotswoldKidMeat Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Countryside and Community Research Institute Senior Research Fellow http://www.ccri.ac.uk/bryonny-goodwin-hawkins/
In conversation with Andrew De La Haye: Self-Sufficiency
Today I'm in conversation with Andrew De La Haye from Taste of Self Sufficiency. We are discussing Permaculture, Biodynamics, Nourishment, No Dig approach, Hot Beds, Composting, Foraging and living sustainably
In conversation with Eoin McQuone: Sustainable Businesses
Today we are looking at how businesses can be sustainable and I'm in conversation with Eoin McQuone from Go Climate Positive. We discuss Triple Bottom Line - People, Profit and Planet. We also look at the many other terms such as carbon capture, carbon neutral and carbon footprint. We discuss the circle economy and the sharing economy. For more information about Ian's work or if you would like to contact him, please follow the links below.
https://www.go-positive.co.uk https://www.sustainablebd.com https://www.twitter.com/@EMcquone https://www.facebook.com/goclimatepositive https://www.facebook.com/SustainableBusinessDesign
In conversation with Dr Rebecca Lightfoot: Nutrition
Rebecca Lightfoot is a Nutrition Practitioner and Well-being Coach.
Today we are discussing a balanced and healthy diet, protein, fibre, supplements, anti-oxidants, water, plant-based diets and a few other areas. If you want to find out more, check out Becca's website: https://www.tipthebalance.life https://www.facebook.com/TipTheBalance https://www.instagram.com/tipthebalanceuk/