Yin and Yang

Bombs’ Marziale said, ‘first they throw bombs and then close everything up’, it was his conspiracy theory. The gate for his charming ramshackle row of houses was closed behind him,

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Making Bulgar wheat, and Kibbeh Khamusta

Seeing the fact that we grow heritage wheat in Italy, and my love affair with Durum wheat (hopefully touch on that in a series of blog entries) I am more

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The battle for heritage wheat

Wheat is the pillar of civilisation, theorised by some to have made us docile to except the yoke of civilisation. It is a book of the Holocene. The story of

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Landraces and the story of Durum wheat

I love the term ‘Landrace’, It is used often when dealing with local varieties that have been grown for a long time in the same locale. I love it because

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Before It’s Too Late

My inspiration currently is food, I’m getting really excited about the connection between old vegetables, cereal and legumes and a way of life that is being forgotten. Like you probably

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Bringing a Sustainable Vision to Glamping

This is a longer version of an article which was featured in the June edition of the International Glamping Magazine. As a result of the number of different campsites we

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Beltane Magic – Heartland Event Spring 2019

This is our next event in the Heartland site in Abruzzo, Italy. This gathering is about exploring the link between consciousness and nature. In our events, we aim to take

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The Heartland Programme

We promised some exciting new plans for this year, and we have been working hard. We spent a lovely sun-bathed day putting a new yurt up in Pianella Abruzzo for

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The Italian Za’atar Three years ago I have planted some Za’atar (Origanum syriacum) in the land we have in Italy, this is a native plant in Israel and the surrounding countries it

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Sustainable Tourism and the “silent engine”.

Its been a little while since I had time to sit down and write, with the event of Brexit looming, and our work in conjunction with the Heartland Association in

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