Sowing SEEDS covers the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Community Partnerships Executive North Dorset (CPEND) area of North Dorset, who working together secured the funding to improve the ...
On September 15th., 2013, Wincanton Town Team held it's first Sunday Market as a first step towards revitalising the High Street.
Somerset County Council are seeking to make cuts to their budget for Children's Centres by closing down most of them. They are hoping to replace current, professionally staffed centres with volunteer run sessions in libraries and similar communit...
A group of post graduate students from the Central School of Drama investigate the resonant frequencies of ancient ritual spaces with a traditional Georgian healing song, visiting West Kennet Long Barrow, Knowlton Rings, Waylands Smithy and The Ea...
This video was made by the Wholemeal Media Company for the South West Foundation on behalf of the South West Forum on Ageing and the South West Seniors' Network for showing at the South West Seniors' Assembly on May 29th, 2013. The main topic for ...
Working the Woods was made in 1986 and shows the work of forester, Charles Driver. Charles' mission was to bring oak coppices on and around Dartmoor back under management. These coppices were originally planted as an industrial crop, particularl...
Wincanton Live at Home Scheme provides a service to elderly people who wish to remain at home. John Holman visited the Tuesday group's Christmas party to record the reminiscences and wishes for the future of the participants. We would like to cor...
Transition Vision volunteer reporter Colleen Jackson, whilst on a visit to her homeland of Australia, took a trip to Tamborine Mountain in Queensland. Its sub-tropical climate and fertile soil make it a popular destination for tourists and a grea...
The long established "PuppetCraft" were touring village halls in Somerset early in 2012 under the aegis of Take Art. "Circle of Tales" is a puppet show that deals with an African creation myth and the successful search for the first story. John R...
This is the story of how the children of The Prince of Wales First School, Dorchester, Dorset, made their animation "Running Blind".
Dorset school children have done it again. Following on from the success of The Sadness of King George", children at The Prince of Wales First School, in Dorchester have produced "Running Blind" which has been selected for a showing at the influen...
This was a one-day conference organised by the South West Seniors Network, South West Forum on Ageing and South West Foundation which took place on March 30th, 2012 at the Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College . Those who attended examined ...
Somerset County Council made the decision to cut support for the arts in the county by 100%. Take Art is a unique, magical, life-changing organisation that doesn’t live in a venue, or studio or a whacking great theatre but in t...
LB Loxley of West Country Wildlife demonstrates the creation of a garden that will provide a varied habitat for a range of wild flora and fauna.
John Holman shot this video at a Take Art promotion at Sexey's School in Bruton, Somerset as Louise Barrett and her "Pretty Good Girl" Dance Theatre Company embarked on a national tour with her new, incredibly moving piece "Luna". The male dancer...
Transition Vision volunteer, Colleen Jackson,visited Wessex Heavy Horse Society's Spring Working. Blustery winds tested the technology to the ultimate! These creatures are not just picturesque throwbacks but are finding a role in current farming.
This is the second in the series from Transition Vision featuring the visiting artists to Somerset, thanks to Take Art's travelling arts scheme. Caroline Horton is an actor who likes to write and perform her own material. The production she was ...
ATM's first outing of the season was at the Larmer Tree Gardens on Cranborne Chase. If you haven't been to one of their events before now this should whet your appetite. Market organisers, Emma House and Rae Stormonth-Darling, are interviewed in...
This video, launched at the recent South West Seniors Assembly, lays out the issues impacting on older people in the South West, including: • Loneliness and isolation • Rural transport • Older people's housing • Cuts in funding for voluntary ...
An interview including clips from a performance. Take Art use their well-established rural arts touring scheme to bring top class and often challenging performances to village halls throughout the county of Somerset. Despite th...
This striking video was made by Stephen Banks, otherwise known as Dorset Scouser. Stephen came to west Dorset to join Watershed PR, the award-winning PR company based in Bridport. Stephen writes “I see far too many touristy v...
Completed in 1988, Trilith's production Willow is an overview of the willow industry on the Somerset Levels as it was at that time. Focusing on the company "W. Gadsby and Son" based at Burrowbrige on the levels, this film show...
In 1998 Frank Marshall told Trilith about a collection of old cine film that had lain under his workbench for decades. He thought that amongst them might be one film he had particularly enjoyed as a boy. It was an advertiseme...
Rescued from a cinema in Derbyshire, a can of film labelled "A Primitive Pottery in Dorset" has found its way home. Collaborating with Penny Copland-Griffiths, who presents this video, and her colleagues from the Verwood and D...
"Wincanton Businesses Together" held their annual "Christmas Extravaganza" at the beginning of December and this year was even bigger and better than previous years. The usual fare of singing carols, switc...
I didn't know that this was going to happen so I was unprepared. I have used some of this in our video "Hogswatch, 2011" but I thought that enthusiasts would like to see the whole thing, warts and all, including out of focus b...
One of the less expected attractions of Wincanton's High Street is the Discworld Emporium, looking especially fine with its recently completed new shop front, it is a honey pot for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld books...
This film appears with the permission of the maker Simon Power. Simon shares my delight in independent and idiosynchratic cafes and their denizens. As Simon writes: "Chain store restaurants and corporate eateries dominate our ...
Jack Hayter lives in Dorset and is an aspiring young film maker. He has kindly permitted us to use his film here. I think that you will agree that Jack has a lot of talent and ability and his cast are great as well. He is pla...
Not content with a more classic village fete, the folks at Henstridge in Somerset have come up with the "Jostle". This film appears here with the kind permission of its maker, John Edwards, a resident of Henstridge. To find o...
I suppose it's true to say that chicken and turkey aren't the special treats they used to be but a free ranging mainly grass-fed goose is still a great way to spoil family and guests at Christmas time. Colleen Jackson visited ...
We are very pleased to be able to present this film which recently won a "Hamster" for the best film by an adult at the Hamstone Film Festival. The Festival was supported by Grace Productions, Harveystone, S...
"The Last Broomsquire" is a newly published novel, set in the Quantock Hills in Somerset around 1800, by Martin Hesp. Martin has produced this beautifully shot video to promote his book. For more information or to order a cop...
For the last 4 years local people have gone to Quiet Corner Farm in Henstridge, Somerset to celebrate the glorious English apple. John Holman turned up to sample the apple juice and wicked apple cakes and, whilst he was there,...
You may have watched our feature on the family run Westcountry Wildlife. This is an example of their work and was shot during the annual pony round up at Withypool Common, Somerset, on Exmoor. To order one of their DVDs or for ...
Sandford Heritage:"Cordite Clay and Calluna" is a local heritage project at Sandford near Wareham in Dorset. Various aspects of the area are being researched, shared and celebrated and as part of this process an archaeological ...
Every other year the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) organise a grand Wood Fair at the picturesque Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. John and Sue Holman visited th...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in late July. Just when ...
A call went out locally for any young people who were interested in joining an art club at the Balsam Centre in Wincanton, Somerset. After a slowish start a lively group formed and, under the guidance of Mariella Wolff some rea...
Linda was keen to talk to Transition Vision about her experience of being made redundant and the difficulties of getting back into a job in north Dorset.
You may have watched our feature on the family run Westcountry Wildlife. This is an example of their work and was shot in the same spot as we interviewed them a few weeks ago: Langford Heathfield. Just a few miles from Wellingt...
An excerpt from "Free to Goo Abrode", written and directed by John Holman and broadcast on TSW in 1991. It was a programme about the life and work of Dorset poet William Barnes (1801-1886), perhaps best know...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in late July. This fifth ...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in la...
Transition Vision's voluntary correspondent Colleen Jackson visited Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels and spoke to Mark Steer from Somerset WildlifeTrust about the work that is going on to improve this unique habitat and remedy the problems caus...
A guided walk around Radipole Lake in Weymouth, on the hunt for signs of otters. The event was run by "Wild About Weymouth and Portland" which is a partnership bewtween Dorset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Dorset Countryside Ranger Ser...
The "shelters" on Marine Parade on Lyme Regis' sea-front were a real eyesore for some years. The town council, after consultation with interested parties, came up with a plan to revive this prominent building in the middle of M...
Probably everyone has heard of the Severn Bore but how many know that the River Parrett has one too? Rising at Thorney Mills, Chedington, a mere 10 miles from the south coast in south west Dorset, it bisects our area to finally...
Community Researcher training is offered by South West Foundation, an independent charitable organisation. The Foundation focuses on supporting small community and resident led organisations throughout the South West region. Th...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in late July. This third ...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in late July. This second part features the presentation by Susi ...
A partnership of The Federation for Community Development Learning, South West Foundation and the School of Education at Bath Spa University held a conference at the Bath Spa campus in late July. This first part features the pr...
Bill, a great Dorsetman, passed away in late July 2011. I was privileged to shoot an interview with him at Eype on the Dorset coast about his involvement with the Symondsbury Mummers - how the tradition was revived in 1950 and ...
Walford Mill in Wimborne, Dorset, is a flourishing centre for craft. John Holman of Transition Vision visited to talk to Christine Fletcher-Jones, Chief Executive of the Walford Mill Edu...
L. B. Loxley, his wife Amanda and their daughter, Nia, are all fascinated by wildlife. They are working on a way to make their hobby into a business and are now producing unique wildlife DVDs as West Country Wildlife. John Holm...
Worldwide Veterinary Service is a charity based in Cranborne, Dorset founded by Luke Gamble. Apart from running Pilgrims Veterinary Practice and a vet emergency service for Bournemouth an...
Highlights of a bike ride one sunny Sunday from Symondsbury to West Bay, Bridport. Includes some unusual and exciting shots of the great West Dorset landmark Colmers Hill, known locally as Pudding Basin Hill. And keep watching ...
King George III, who first put Weymouth as a resort on the map, returns to save the day when unforeseen events threaten the running of the Olympic sailing. This animation was made by children from Beechcroft...
Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensivel...
Tales of dodgy antelope dinners and a narrow escape from human sacrificing tribesmen and, to finish off, another astounding conjuring trick which depresses the hell out of a poor little ball! Paul the writ...
Aurore Parkin who shares the task of dance development at Activate, describes a dance project that she has been working with Weymouth's B-Side Multi-Media Festival to bring to fruition. After workshops with ...
Looking back, there have been many towering figures from the world of literature who were inspired by the landscape of Dorset; William Wordsworth, William Barnes, Thomas Hardy, The Powys Brothers, Silvia Townsend-Warner, and E...
Last year CPEND (Community Partnerships Executive North Dorset) embarked on a campaign to survey the state of broadband service throughout North Dorset and to produce a report which will inform further action to improve the pro...
Conscious of the general lack of understanding of its workings, Parliament has set up an outreach department. Jan Crawley and her colleagues at the South West Foundation organised a workshop session, led by the Parliamentary ...
Old Bournemouth tram number 113 is to be restored by the Dorset hutmakers Plankbridge. Plankbridge - Britain's leading makers and restorers of shepherds' huts - recently moved from Druce near Puddletown to a new workshop at Ca...
Alistair Banks has Motor Neurone Disease. Over Whit week, 2011, he and friends set out on a trip from Frome to Lulworth Cove. That is not a very spectacular undertaking by car but Alistair, a keen cyclist ...
Many towns miss a trick by not making the most of their rivers - if they're lucky enough to have one. In Taunton on Saturdays, the Somerset Waterways Development Trust are running an electric pleasure boat, "Future Perfect" and...
Witness the amazing World of Bolving! These Exmoor folk are taking part in the only Bolving competition in the world, the aim is to call out to a stag then wait for a response. If the stag bellows back then more points are awarded! The IOC should...
Bridport-based artist Kit Glaisyer discusses the hills and big houses of West Dorset, following on from the publication of the book Portrait of the Artist, that he produced with photographer George Wright and writer Lu Orza. Warning: contains thin...
For nearly 35 years the Brewhouse has been developing as a leading South West venue and, more than that, a hub for the arts in Somerset's county town. However, with the disappearance of local authority funding, it has also missed out on continuin...
It's hard to live on the road these days and recent legislation hasn't helped. Equally it is hard to find anywhere to stay. Up to 25% of the travelling population are estimated to be staying on unauthorised sites and face the possibility of evicti...
"Over the Hill?" is a project being worked on by The Rural Media Company, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), Age UK and BBC English Regions. It aims to highlight the challenges faced by those growing older in the ...
"Over the Hill?" is a project being worked on by The Rural Media Company, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), Age UK and BBC English Regions. It aims to highlight the challenges faced by those growing older in the ...
In this second part of John Holman's interview with Mike Hoskin, Arts Development Manager for Dorset County Council, Mike talks about how the arts are delivered to the further-flung rural parts of the county...
Arts Council England announced during April 2011 which organisations were going to be funded under the National Portfolio Funding programme. Organisations that were included in this scheme will receive reven...
In 1918, a film unit descended upon Iwerne Minster in North Dorset to make a film about the daily life of a typical English village as World War I drew to a close. Cinemas were operating behind the front lines as part of the ef...
Karl Edwards decided to take up a new career working with horses. He trained his horses Bonnie and Alf to work in the woods with him and also began training as a farrier. Catherine Simmonds recorded interviews with Karl and als...
On an extremely fine April day, the Energy Cafe was towed into the woods at Powerstock Common, West Dorset by Karl Edwards' majestic heavy horses. It was an event to publicise the campaign to open the old Maiden Newton to Bridp...
Radio Sherborne came another step closer to getting on air with a week of live streaming on the internet from a temporary studio at the young peopl...
Have you always wondered how a binder works? Or perhaps you're not sure what one is. Jack Dimond from Sherborne, Dorset, had a film of him and his family at work with their's in the 1950s. To our amazement J...
Paula Ferrari raises rare breed animals and poultry just south of Mere in Wiltshire and son Philip handles the butchery, both of their own produce and for other folk. They also provide hog roasts for special occassions. They ca...
To improve earnings from milk production herds have to get bigger, right? Geoff Pagotto went to the Superherds conference arranged by the Royal Bath and West Society to find out what current thinking is on this. How big is a superherd? A few hundr...
To improve earnings from milk production herds have to get bigger, right? Geoff Pagotto went to the Superherds conference arranged by the Royal Bath and West Society to find out what current thinking is on this. More cows to milk = more labour. No...
To improve earnings from milk production herds have to get bigger, right? Geoff Pagotto went to the Superherds conference arranged by the Royal Bath and West Society to find out what current thinking is on this. In this second part he encounters D...
To improve earnings from milk production herds have to get bigger, right? Geoff Pagotto went to the Superherds conference arranged by the the Royal Bath and West Society to find out what current thinking is ...
Debbie Kendall of the Well Bean Project at the Balsam Centre in Wincanton, Somerset, talks to Andrew Webster, author of "Paris in Springtime, A Struggle Between Ego and Spirit". They explore some of the them...
This is a sample of the film owned by Roger Hardingham of Kingfisher Productions which uniquely shows the Titanic. Kingfisher Productions is based in Dorset and specialises in Railway related films and book...
Transition Vision's Colleen Jackson visited Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's "Seedy Sunday" in Bradford-upon-Avon at the end of February. There she found a varied group of folk but all with one thing in common, concern for the enviro...
Far from being idle over the winter, curator Emily Hicks and her team have been preparing some new experiences for Bridport Museum visitors. In this video Emily shows us the new marine reptile (not strictly speaking a dinosaur) and other innovatio...
This is Georgina Morgan's presentation for Dorset Community Action's Surviving the Cuts conference on February 28th, 2011. Georgina is acting Chief Executive of Dorset Community Action. Apologies for the slight break in the recording - batttery we...
The melodrama, Dope Under Thorncombe, was made at the end of the 1930's by hairdresser Frank Trevett and a group of friends. It was written by Bridport thriller writer Andrew Spiller and shot at West Bay. In 2009 Trilith co...
Adebisi Adekunle explains her role, created by Dorset Community Action, and the extent of the help and advice that she can give to local groups in relation to community development as outlined in the North Dorset community plan. Although there is ...
This is Chris Ricketts' presentation for Dorset Community Action's Surviving the Cuts conference on February 28th, 2011. Chris Ricketts is Head of Health Improvement, NHS Dorset. See Transition Vision's edited report on the con...
This is David Jenkins' presentation for Dorset Community Action's Surviving the Cuts conference on February 28th, 2011. David Jenkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Dorset County Council. See Transition ...
The Hawk and Owl Trust and Secret World Wildlife Rescue held an event at National Trust property Montacute House recently. Both organisations are charities and such events are a good opportunity to educate the public, raise som...
This is Angus Campbell's presentation from Dorset Community Action's Surviving the Cuts conference on February 28th, 2011. Angus Campbell is the leader of Dorset County Council. See Trans...
How to plant, grow and prune cider apple trees brilliantly explained and demonstrated by John Worle. Essential viewing for anyone thinking of planting a tree. Mr Worle reckons that only 1 in 10 people normally get it right. ...
Surviving the Cuts was a practical conference organised by Dorset Community Action in response to the cuts for voluntary and community groups in Dorset. There was an o...
The original film was labelled Sandford Pipeworks. We are currently working on oral history as part of the Sandford Heritage: C...
Just picked this up from Youtube. There's a certain circularity in this. A song from one of Dorset's most currently famous artists, Billy Bragg, cropping up in the context of a power struggle in the USA. Some encouragement f...
Yaron Reuveny of Solar Power INTL, Dorset based photo voltaic (pv) specialists, explains to Geoff Pagotto the comprehensive service that they provide which should be of interest to farmers.
Geoff Pagotto talks to Gabriel Wondrausch of Sungift Solar about the opportunities for farmers presented by photo voltaic (pv) energy production. It's true to say that we are a few years behind some other European countries but...
Chris Jaworski of Bicton College sets the scene for this tractor stripping and rebuilding competition between his students and students from Lackham College in Wiltshire and explains to Geoff Pagotto the opportunities in agricu...
Alan Lyons explains to Geoff Pagotto how the Bath and West became involved with running a machinery equipment show as a result of losing a dairy show through a blue tongue outbreak, the elements they have a...
Transition Vision won the the Royall Television Society West of England Community Media Award on March 10th, 2011 in Bristol. This was the first time this category has been included. It was slightly strange to be sharing the event with such lumi...
Somerset Local Food Direct is a brilliant scheme whereby customers can use the internet to place their orders and the produce will be delivered to their doors. OK, so some supermarkets do this, but their pr...
Dorset Wildlife Trust's nature reserve Powerstock Common and Kingcombe Meadows Farm seen close-up with new stockman Ashlea Kirk. Cattle-hunting, fence-testing, quad-bike riding, sheep-finding, bedding and feeding all feature. ...
Covers site selection, performance forecasting, building issues, planning, electrical capacity, grid issues, plant room conditions, rodent proofing, installation safety, security, and comprehensive design. Includes particula...
The mysteries of feed-in tariffs explained by South West NFU environment adviser Paul Cottington to an audience of farmers in Dorset. "The point of a feed-in tariff is to create a return on investment of something like betwe...
How to start? - and why the South West? - are the two solar power questions addressed by South West NFU environment adviser Paul Cottington. Mr Cottington is talking to about 60 farmers gathered at the Red Lion pub in Beamin...
Once a month local producers turn up at the Memorial Hall for the Wincanton Farmers' Market to sell their wares to a growing group of enthusiastic customers. Colleen Jackson went along last month to talk to...
Dorset farmer Henry Lovegrove talks about his adventures with biomass, solar power and wind turbines. Mr Lovegrove, of Comforts Orchard, Corscombe, wants to put two wind turbines on the summit of Toller Down, near the A356 about four miles nort...
Amusing thoughts on perceptions of methane and solar power and how newspaper articles on these subjects may have shaped the Government's energy policies. The speaker is Paul Cottington, environment adviser for the National Farmers Union in the ...
Son of a farmer and now working for T H White in Marlborough, Ryan Lanfear was awarded the presitigious title of South West Agricultural Mechanic of the Year at the recent Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Show at the Bath a...
It is nice to know that all that waste plastic that can so easily start cluttering up the place can now be recycled and turned into something of permanent utility. Geoff Pagotto spoke to Andrew Cook of Kitson Recycling about the service they prov...
Cannington College has now become Bridgwater College's land-based studies centre. It has seen a massive investment into the resources for teaching folk with an ambition to work on the land and awards a wide range of qualifications. Geoff Pagotto...
Debbie Kendall of the Balsam Centre's Well Bean project organised an evening for women to celebrate the onset of spring which included taster sessions of Afro Zumba with Fatou and The Col...
Geoff Pagotto visited the recent Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Show at the Bath and West Showground and has provided us with a set of interviews. The first is with James Smith and Chris Dyer of agri cctv. Everyone is familiar with the us...
Emi Morita visited us at Farm Radio some years ago and it was a great pleasure to meet her again, now on her honeymoon in Europe with her new farmer husband Toshiaki Tani. John Holman met them at Launceston Farm, Tarrant Launc...
Charles Dowding is reknowned for his radical ideas about horticulture. It seems that digging or even double digging may have no beneficial effect on the productivity of your vegetables. Colleen Jackson went to visit him at hi...
This video from our friend in Lancashire, Chris Conder, is a very straightforward demonstration of the benefits of good broadband connections. Chris, her farming friends and neighbours have taken things into their own hands to provide better conn...
Cider apple expert Liz Copas tackles the big Dorset cider question. She and Dorset cidermaker Nick Poole spent every autumn from 2007 to 2010 hunting for apples from old Dorset orchards. ...
Somerset Community Food are working on the production of an on-line resource for mapping food production related activity and, importantly, areas available for growing. The Farming Channel's correspondent, Simon Keyte, spoke t...
Did Dorset ever have its own distinctive style of cider? Could we recreate it? West Dorset cidermaker and researcher Nick Poole here talks about the evidence that he's uncovered during four years of resea...
The great Dorset cider revival continues with 20 "lost" varieties of apple found by Powerstock Cider Festival supremo Nick Poole and renowned cider expert Liz Copas, a...
Mark Squire continues his courses in practical computing. However, if you are feeling weighed down by facticity, he has the antedote. Mark is putting his experience as a philosophy lecturer to good use by offering new courses in art history, phi...
Richard Willcox has always lived and farmed on the moors of the Somerset Levels. See also Junior Young Farmer of 2010 which features his daughter, Claire.
John Holman visited Claire Willcox on her family farm at Mark in Somerset at the end of 2010 to talk to her about her achievement of winning the Junior National Young Farmer of the Year t...
At times it seems that the interests of conservation and agriculture are at odds. However, Nigel Spring, on behalf of Butterfly Conservation, is running a project in Neroche Forest in the Blackdown Hills wh...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. A video Christmas card from all at Transition Vision. Thanks to Richard Willcox and Gerald Moores. Orchard Park Garden Centre and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust for permission to record at their Light Up a ...
At times it seems that the interests of conservation and agriculture are at odds. However, Nigel Spring, on behalf of Butterfly Conservation, is running a project in Neroche Forest in the Blackdown Hills wh...
Chris Conder is a farmer from Lancashire who loves to use her camcorder and has realised how important it is that farmers and others living in the remoter parts of the countryside should have fast access to the internet. She tells the tale here i...
Mrs. Men Bao and her colleague Lorna Tselekidis run regular Tai Chi sessions at the centre. Colleen Jackson finds out more . . .
Hope projects are run by Shaftesbury and District Carers Association and offer a valuable opportunity for people to become involved in productive work. Eileen Crew, manager, Steve Martin-Harris and Angela Kincaid explain how i...
The Well Bean Project has been one of the Balsam Centre's, main outreach activities. Part 1 deals with the side of the project that is all about using food growing and traditional activities to build healthi...
This is an excerpt from Free to Goo Abrode, written and directed by John Holman and broadcast on TSW in 1991. It was a programme about the life and work of Dorset poet William Barnes, perhaps best known for ...
Whilst at the Feast of Dorset, The Farming Channel correspondent, Colleen Jackson, came across Charles Mason, Technical Director of the Humane Slaughter Association and asked him what their mission is.
Water conservation on new build is the norm across Europe and, as always, we are playing catch up, particularly in agriculture, as Nigel Pritchard of M. J. Abbott explains to Geoff Pagotto ...
With all that grain beng sold at attractive high prices, what's happening to crimping grain. Julian Goodwin of Crimp Grain Services enlightens Geoff Pagotto
Steve Adamsom and his colleagues from DT11 Forum Community Partnership decided that something should be done about the poor broadband service that many homes and businesses particularly i...
Colleen Jackson went along to Wraxall Vineyard to join in the grape harvest and, of course, to record the event for the Farming Channel. Brian Shirley and Jacky Brayton took over the vin...
This is one of a series of videos produced by the rural media charity Trilith as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project to put selected pieces of archive film back in to circulation by adding contextual material. Wimborne in the past (original...
Followers of Farm Radio will remember Geoff Pagotto's contributions. We're really pleased that Geoff is now able to take part in Transition Vision, the successor to Farm Radio. Here is the forth of six pieces that he recorded...
Followers of Farm Radio will remember Geoff Pagotto's contributions. We're really pleased that Geoff is now able to take part in Transition Vision, the successor to Farm Radio. Here is the second of six pi...
Followers of Farm Radio will remember Geoff Pagotto's contributions. We're really pleased that Geoff is now able to take part in Transition Vision, the successor to Farm Radio. Here is the first part of six pieces that he recorded at The Dairy S...
Dan Hurring of Sunrise Off Grid chairs a discussion on the proposed sell off of the Somerset County Council agricultural holdings at their gathering in August. James Small of the NFU offers his take on the situation. The Farmin...
Followers of Farm Radio will remember Geoff Pagotto's contributions. We're really pleased that Geoff is now able to take part in Transition Vision, the successor to Farm Radio. Here is ...
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In support of a local initiative, supported by Sustrans to turn the route of the disbanded railway branchline between Maiden Newton and Bridport and West Bay in west Dorset into a trailway for walkers and cyclists, Anna Best is organising a serie...
Visiting the Travelling Souk at Kilver Court in Somerset, The Farming Channel correspondent Colleen Jackson encountered Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, probably better known as The Black Farmer. He was there launching his new range of country style cloth...
The Farming Channel correspondent Colleen Jackson visited the Feast of Dorset at Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset and later caught up with organiser Kate Graeme-Cook for an interview
The Empire Farm is tucked away in a quiet corner of Templecombe in Somerset. Since Sally and Adrian Morgan moved there they have been developing a great resource for training wouldbe smallholders and other folk that are interested in becoming mor...
This video demonstrates graphically what the future will probably hold for this area in the year 2080. A group of experts spell out the consequences of global warming and the subsequent climate change and the effects on the environment. The prod...
Jenny Coles was on a mission. She wanted to raise £100,000 for charity. Colleen Jackson visited her at her home near Shaftesbury and talked to her and her friend Claire Moore from Mullingar, Ireland about how she set about it. Visit the Tr...
Reconnecting the current generation with the realities of farming and food production is a vital task. Farmers who organise school visits to their farm can find the exercise very rewarding and of course the school children and the teachers benefi...
John Holman spent a weekend at The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival and spoke to those people who were brave enough to be interviewed.
Dan Hurring of Sunrise Off Grid chairs a discussion on the proposed sell off of the Somerset County Council agricultural holdings at their gathering in August. The Farming Channel correspondents Simon Keyte and Jennifer Newbury...
Correspondent Colleen Jackson interviews Malcolm Creed-Castle and finds out about his cider making and honey production and the philosophy that underlies his approach.
This is one of a series of videos produced by the rural media charity Trilith as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project to put selected pieces of archive film back in to circulation by adding contextual material. DVD copies of this piece are a...
John Holman came across the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust stand at the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair and spoke to Helen and Rick about their work. Helen mentions their Sliding Scales project which gives everyone the opportunity to feed in inf...
Farming Channel correspondent, Colleen Jackson talks to Simon Hope about the magnificent longhorn cattle that he looks after on Natural England Parsonage Farm on Salisbury Plain.
Sue Holman caught up with Michael Mounde, chair of the executive of Sowing Seeds and asked him what it was all about.
Mike Rigby of Didgeridorset was at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. Mike makes and, as you can see here, plays didgeridos. He also leads workshops including for schools. Contact him by e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's Stock Gaylard Oak Fair was bigger and better than ever, reflecting the increasing interest in a greener approach to life. John Holman encountered Geoff Foers of GMT Timber Frames and recorded this interview with him about their beautif...
Andrew Webster reads selections from his new book "Paris in Springtime: An Episode. A Struggle between Ego and Spirit" and talks to John Holman about the episode that sparked off the writing of the book and how it came about. Currently availabl...
David Huxtable, cabinet member for resources at Somerset County Council talks to John Holman about the Council's position on county farm tenancies.
Sue Holman interviewed Ben Smith and Dave Crabb about the situation for Somerset County farm tenants. Please also see the item "Yur 'Tis" here on the farming channel that features Dave and Janis Crabb's Yurt holiday enterprise. www.yurtis.co.uk
Wincanton in Somerset has an interesting museum in a cottage in the High Street. Curator John Atkins recounts how it was set up orginally and talks to John Holman about the work of the museum. www.wincantonmuseum.org.uk
Jon Colman has developed an intense interest in bees and has developed bee-friendly boxes for solitary types and hives. Here he talks to volunteer correspondent Colleen Jackson about his work. Jon has a website www.beehappy.org.uk where you can ...
Bob Walter, MP for North Dorset, kindly gave John Holman some time to talk about his thoughts on agriculture and what farmers may expect from the new government.
The Farming Channel were out in force at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show on 18th August 2010. This is a trailer for the items that will appear on this channel in due course
When the funding from the late West Wiltshire District Council for Warminster Information Centre ended, a group of local people weren't prepared to simply let it go. The Warminster and Villages Development Trust was formed as a vehicle for restar...
It was suggested to Janis and Dave Crabb that they should "diversify" when their tenancy agreement came up for renewal. They decided to set up Mongolian Yurts as a holiday enterprise. Sue Holman interviewed Janis Crabb about their new venture. ...
Margery Hookings went to the Kingcombe Centre in Dorset to go on a Fungus Foray with reknowned expert John Wright and recorded this audio item
Transition Vision visited the Stourhead Horse Show on August 1st 2010. Correspondent Sue Holman interviewed some of the crafts people who were displaying their work; Nick Baxter and sculptor Rachel Huggett (www.rachelhuggett.co.uk) from the Dors...
John Holman visited the Town and Country Fayre at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground in June for the Farming Channel. Using a pocket HD camcorder, he recorded these "vox pops" with some of the people he encountered, asking, amongst other t...
Transition Vision is based at the Balsam Centre, an unusual community resource in Wincanton. This is the first part of a series about the many and various activities and services that the centre provides, the people that work there and the users....
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ames. agricultural machinery and equipment show
amphibian and reptile conservation trust
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b-side multi-media festival
barnston manor farm
bath and west
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beatons bookshop and cafe
beechcroft primary school
blackmoor vale dialect
blackmore vale butchery
bob walter mp
bournemouth tram 113
bridport by night
cardiff law school
central school of drama
chalk and cheese
charles francis bush
chief executive officer
cider apple trees
circle of tales
clay and calluna
colours of sound singing group
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community partnerships executive north dorset
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cordite clay and calluna
cranborne ancient technology centre
cranborne chase and west wiltshire downs area of outstanding natural beauty
creating changes conference
crimp grain services
curator wincanton museum
damian of pressgang
dean t huggins
dean t. huggins
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dope under thorncombe
dorset community action
dorset coppice group
dorset county council
dorset county show
dorset loves arts
dorset wildlife trust
dr. john conway
dr. stephen perriss
dt11 forum community partnership
farmer to farmer
farmhouse bed and breakfast
farming and countryside education
feast of dorset
federation for community development learning
ferguson tractor stripping
festival of dorset
float to the coast
food for free
free to goo abrode
genetically modified foods
gillingham and shaftesbury show
gillingham and shaftesbury show. agriculture
gillingham and shaftesbury showground
gmt timber frames
goose slade farm
hamstone film festival
henstridge on line
heritage lottery fund
hinton st. george
history of art.
hope 2 bake
hope 2 cycle
hope 2 grow
it for the terrified
it help at home
johannes van weizsacker
john and jenny george
john and sue holman
john holman. gillingham and shaftesbury show
john o' groats to lands end
junior young farmer of the year
jurassic coast world heritage site
l b loxley
larmer tree gardens
light up a life
lyme regis town council
m. j. abbott
maiden newton to bridport
maiden newton village hall
mark c. squire
marlpits late bittersweet
marnhull leather crafts
melksham and district beekeepers association
mere fish farm
mrs. men bao
nfu south west
north dorset broadband
orchard park garden centre
organic milk suppliers co-operative
paris in springtime: an episode
paris in springtime: an episode. a struggle between ego and spirit
phil minton's feral choir
photo voltaic panels
poms in paradise
portrait of the artist
pretty good girl
prince of wales first school
professor jamie newbold
pudding basin hill
purbeck in the past
quality of life
quiet corner farm
red devon cattle
robert walter mp
royal bath and west
royal bath and west showground
royal bath and west society
royal television society west of england awards
rural arts touring
sandford dorset pipeworks
sandford heritage: cordite
secret world wildlife rescue
shaftesbury and district carers association
singing the travels
sir terry pratchett
solar power intl
somerset community food
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somerset county council farm tenancies
somerset county farm tenancies
somerset county farms
somerset local food direct
somerset waterways development trust
somerset wildlife trust
south west forum on ageing
south west foundation
south west nfu environment adviser paul cottington
south west seniors assembly
south west seniors network
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st. george's hall
stanley model 'm'
steps in time
stock gaylard oak fair
stockman ashlea kirk
stourhead horse show
sturminster newton cheese festival
survive and thrive
survive the cuts
surviving the cuts
t h white
the balsam centre
the balsam centre. tai chi
the black farmer
the bottle top band
the brewhouse theatre and arts centre
the british vintage radio and television museum
the cannington centre
the dairy show
the duchy of cornwall
the earth house
the empire farm
the environment agency
the farming channel
the federation for community development learning
the hawk and owl trust
the humane slaughter association
the larmer tree gardens
the last broomsquire
the market cafe
the olive tree campaign
the royal association of british dairy farmers
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the royal bath and west society
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the rural media company
the sadness of king george
the seed company
the shelters. marine parade
the south west foundation
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there is power in a union
transition vision community channel
travellers times. the rural media company
university of aberystwyth
university of glasgow
valuing community development learning
verwood and district potteries trust
w. gadsby and son
warminster and villages development trust
warminster information centre
weldmar hospicecare trust
well bean project
wessex home improvement loans
west country wildlife
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west kennet long barrow
weymouth and portland borough council
wild about weymouth and portland
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wiltshire wildlife trust
wincanton businesses together
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wincanton farmers' market
wincanton town team
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