We are at a crossroads in British food and farming history, so this episode, we begin to probe the post-Brexit Farming discussion..

We hear a few candid kitchen-table chats with different farm families, including Ed Hamer (pictured above), grower at @Chagfood and policy person at the @LandWorkersAlliance.

Richard Morris, head farmer at the @WimpoleEstateNT and Steven Briggs, a soil specialist at @i4agri.org reveal some hidden truths about soil testing, and we learn about the practical knowledge sharing platform Agricology, bridging the gap between science and what really happens on the farm. Plus one of the projects they feature: Fit for the Future Network, sharing experiences of renewable energy.

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Agricology launch day at Daylesford Farm

And we talk with Amy Franceschini about @theseedjourney, travelling from Norway to the Middle East, returning heritage seeds to their homeland on an artistic voyage of discovery. This is the beginning, we all need to and sew the seeds of an agricultural policy that leads to a positive food and farming future in the UK.

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Thanks so much from the Farmerama team…
Jo, Nigel and Abby