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Silo restaurant, Brighton

In the depths of the long dark nights of winter we wanted to do something a little different. So we headed to Silo in Brighton to record with special co-host and eco-chef Doug McMaster. He tells us all about his zero-waste philosophy and how this simple starting point has transformed what it means to serve food.

We also hear what it means for a farmer to supply a zero waste restaurant from Silo supplier, Emile Webber and partner Miriam. They rear Large Black pigs at Hathor Farm, part of the Sacred Earth Community in Sussex.

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Teddy Brun

Abby Rose heads to the ancient woodlands of Norfolk to hear from Teddy Brun and son Freddie about the craft of managing these wonderful woodlands sustainably and profitably, now and for many generations to come. If you want to find out more about their single selection woodland management technique, Wendell Berry’s Our Only World has a whole essay devoted to the story of this craft.

Over in Gloucestershire, Abby Rose and Nigel Akehurst head to a Sustainable Food Trust event discussing the future of livestock. Here they met Joel Salatin, a world-renowned alternative thinker and mixed livestock farmer from Virginia. He tells us his tips for respecting the ‘pigness of the pig’ and what future technologies he would like to see. We will hear more from him over the next few episodes.

You can listen online here or subscribe on iTunes here.

We are always looking for more contributors, ideas, anecdotes or stories from farmers and their friends all over – so please do get in touch if you have something you want to share!

Thanks so much from the Farmerama team…

Jo, Nigel and Abby

Photographs: Abby Rose

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