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Celebrating 70 years with the Soil Association

Posted on 1st Sep 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in 1728-2028


Whenever I asked my Grandmother about the early days of The Soil Association, conversation would often turn to Lady Eve Balfour, an inspiring character whom Granny would often describe as a “true warrior”.
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Quick Garden Pickles

Posted on 26th Aug 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


​It’s the time of the year when all that hard work in the veg garden starts to pay back big time. Well, when I say all that hard work, I mean mainly all Lizzie’s hard work. And now our bounteous harvest is coming in, the kitchen has become a whirr of activity as we feast on the fruits of Lizzie’s labour.
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#ShrubItUp - the final at Imbibe Live

Posted on 21st Jul 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Events


So we finally made it to the biggest day of the competition; live at Imbibe on Tuesday 5th July, our 4 heat winners – complete with the Wild Card entry of Fitz from the Bristol Heat – were waiting nervously in the wings to step out and in front of a full auditorium to give it their best shot at winning the competition and heading to New York. Oh, and receiving the praise and adulation of their friends, family and possibly most importantly – their peers.
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5 lovely drinks from Glastonbury 2016

Posted on 18th Jul 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels


When conditions become adverse, when the going gets tough, when the mud of Worthy Farm rises up and threatens to become the dominant factor of your festival, it is necessary to stop and breathe, to take stock of the situation and do so whilst taking on board some sustenance. These were my top 5 ‘medicinal’ drinks from Glastonbury 2016.
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The definition of mud - Glastonbury 2016

Posted on 17th Jul 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels


Apparently, Eskimos have dozens (if not hundreds) of words for snow; so it struck me at this year’s Glastonbury that given the multiple forms mud presents itself in, how come English only has one word for it?
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#ShrubItUp - heat 4, Manchester

Posted on 27th Jun 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Events


​It was only on landing at Elixir on Deansgate – our hosts for the evening - and being asked how often I came to Manchester, that I realised it was damned nearly a decade since I last had. My liaisons with the city have been very few and far between – sadly so.
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