Planet Purbeck Articles & News

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January 29, 2022
"Let’s be realistic"
Guest Post by Rebecca Saville, who has a background in geography and town planning. She is currently reading for a PhD in Economics at SOAS, University of London and is also a member of the Planet Purbeck Campaigns Team. Politicians.... Read More
January 18, 2022
SARAH BROOKES
SARAH BROOKES  Nurse and Community Organiser Every community needs someone like Sarah. She trained as a psychiatric nurse, but her energies seem to buoy up so many different projects in Purbeck; from organising local responses to COVID to fund-raising for.... Read More
January 18, 2022
WILLIAM SPICER
WILLIAM SPICER    THE VETERANS’ FORGE Walking into Will Spicer’s barn-sized forge is a revelation. His tools and techniques are not just a blast from the past, they’re a testament to how to build a future. Will arrived in Purbeck after.... Read More
January 18, 2022
SAM KERWOOD
SAM KERWOOD    HEAD OF SCIENCE, FOOD, and NUTRITION at THE SWANAGE SCHOOL   During her first teaching job, Sam accompanied an A-level biology field trip to Purbeck. When the minibus stopped at a viewpoint, Sam remembers thinking: ‘I am going to.... Read More
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
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