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January 14, 2022
Intensive Agriculture and Biodiversity at Wild Woodbury
Guest Post by Seb Haggett, Wilder Dorset Community Ranger at Dorset Wildlife Trust Britain is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. As our use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and other synthetics have increased, so has the sterility.... Read More
January 3, 2022
RACHEL FOOKS
RACHEL FOOKS    POTTER & ENVIRONMENTALIST   Rachel spent her childhood in Corfe, but after years living away, she knew she needed to get back to Purbeck. Its open space, countryside and sea make her feel part of not just a community,.... Read More
January 3, 2022
PHIL SAMWAYS
PHIL SAMWAYS  FARMER Phil has one of the best ‘views from the office’ of anyone; he and his wife Pauline farm the land around Seacombe Valley, between Acton and Worth. As we walk into a field of his cows, they.... Read More
January 3, 2022
NEIL READ
NEIL READ    DRY STONE WALLER  Neil Read is scanning a pile of old stones. He’s repairing a dry-stone wall above Herston; one that’s really showing its age. Gnarled ivy roots have undermined its structure. It’s sagging and bulging as if.... Read More
December 1, 2021
Special Edition - Volunteering Opportunities and events Near You!
A GREEN PURBECK CHRISTMAS! Why not make it Green this year! We've gathered lots of info on how to have a more planet-friendly Christmas, including local events, sustainable or hand-made gift ideas and recipes just for you! Planet Purbeck's vision is a cleaner, greener future for.... Read More
November 30, 2021
Stitch It, Don't Ditch it
Stitch It, Don't Ditch it At Sandy Hill Studios During the Planet Purbeck Festival, Jane Colquhoun and her friends organised a mending session at Sandy Hill Studios; it was a gentle way to sit for a while, stitch and find out about.... Read More
November 30, 2021
MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN
MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN RETIRED LIGHTHOUSE ATTENDANT    Michael was about to start a career in the merchant navy when he saw a job advert.  ‘Would you like to be a lighthouse keeper?’ it asked. Michael liked the sea and enjoyed the idea of.... Read More
November 30, 2021
LIZZIE CONSTANTINE
LIZZIE CONSTANTINE NHS PULMONARY EXERCISE SPECIALIST and NORDIC WALKER    Lizzie Constantine describes her move to Purbeck from Buckinghamshire, three years ago, as the best decision she’s ever made. Last year, during the lockdown, her partner proposed to her in a.... Read More
November 19, 2021
COP26 - Was it a success?
Success or Failure? Hello Members & Supporters, I don't know about you, but with so many COP26 reports, opinions, and all of the analysis, it's been hard to decipher if it was a success or failure!? To help you decide, we wanted to.... Read More
November 19, 2021
Rhiannon Shutler
Rhiannon Shutler Autor, Illustrator and Conservationist Rhiannon is a busy person; along with raising two children, she is currently working two jobs and somehow finds time to write books and poems in her spare time. The natural world has always.... Read More
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