Posts By: Underhill Farm

Nearly Wild…..A place for generalists…..

In a world that is constantly trying to ‘pigeon hole’ us, Nearly Wild aims to provide space for the generalists….. How many times have I been asked, are you a climber, kayaker, birdwatcher, environmentalist, artist, permaculturalist, poet, greenwood worker, mountaineer, camper, forester, …… NO!!…………….. I enjoy all of them. I just love exploring the natural… Read more »

Working with nature to grow food

This is one of many very interesting videos available on the internet about ‘permaculture’. In brief this is a set of principles that can guide how we live (and perhaps especially known for producing food in a more ecological way) based on understanding and working with the natural world, rather than against it. I will… Read more »

Sherpa – documentary film review

  The 2016 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival has just finished, and on its closing night I was able to see Sherpa – Trouble on Everest, the 2015 documentary from director Jennifer Peedom. Sherpa, as the name suggests, is about the Sherpa people of the Khumbu valley in Nepal who work in the profitable but treacherous climbing… Read more »

Some beautiful mornings lately

We are lucky enough to live in a village beside a canal. This means we get some fantastic views and lots of wildlife. However, the other day I was walking through the middle of London on the canal. I often think we over look these fantastic man made habitats that extend right into our cities… Read more »

Off to the Outdoor Show 2016

Steve and Arran Evison are off to the Outdoor Show in London today. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to and hopefully making some new friends contacts. If you have not been before, it can be an interesting event, if perhaps a little too focused on outdoor adventure, personal challenge and gear and rather… Read more »