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September's Programmes

George Withers

Margery Hookings strays across the county border into Somerset this month to meet retired farmer and folk-singer, George Withers.





George, who was 80 this summer, is Margery's uncle and, although he's a Somerset man, he is well-know in certain folk circles in Dorset.

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Copies of George's new CD "The Land Remains", are available by post from:
Frequency Sales
Aspen Cottage
Huish Episcopi
Somerset. TA10 9QY.

Please send a cheque for £10.75 (to include post and packing) payable to Bob Axford. Please allow five days for delivery. Telephone 01458 252325.

Nick Poole

Hedgerow Pickers Rant

Kevin Crocker's Gripe

Nick Poole who has spent most of his life in Powerstock reflects on the changes that he has to listen

It's the "food for free" season, as many start to enjoy the September hedgerow harvest, but Hilary Joyce at Becklands Farm , Whitchurch Canonicorum, doesn't want to see a repeat of last year's industrial scale plunder of the to listen

Interviewed at this summer's Tolpuddle Rally where he was providing a hog roast and other delicious foods, Kevin Crocker of "Pampered Pigs" airs his worries with the definition of "organic" as promoted by the Soil Association.

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Phone/fax: 01305 848107
Mobile: 07976 277185.

Dimond Gems

Melplash Show

Anthony Gibson at the Melplash Show

Jack Dimond reads the first part of chapter 8 of his best selling book, "Dimond Gems".

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Margery Hookings talks to the people she met at the Melplash to listen Graham Harvey was also at the Melplash Show and, while he was there, took the opportunity to interview Anthony Gibson, the NFU's regional director in the South West, about the prospects for farming in the to listen

Wholecrop Nutrition

Instead of the Kingshay bulletin this month we have a special interview with nutritional expert John Bax from Biotal and Francis Dunne, technical manager of Oliver Seeds.  They discuss the options for whole crop wheat with Geoff King as new research and test shed new light on the to listen


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