Former JLS band member, JB Gill, backs campaign to encourage young people to pursue farming

Former JLS band member-turned-farmer JB Gill is backing a campaign to inspire a younger generation to consider a career in agriculture. The nationwide #FarmtheFuture campaign encourages young farmers to plan for their future and inspire under-30s to consider a career in the industry in the UK. The number of farmers over the age of 65 has increased by 70% over the last ten years, while the … Continue reading Former JLS band member, JB Gill, backs campaign to encourage young people to pursue farming

Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

Young people in Italy are embracing nature and helping their birth country’s economy by setting up business in the countryside. In the last two years, the number of young graduates, some of whom are originally from cities, who are starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many of these young people in Italy are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s … Continue reading Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

The race to rescue Mexico’s ancient floating farms, chinampas

Chinampas are floating farms whose history pre-dates the Aztecs even. Early Mesoamericans built the floating farms, which provided fertile land for crops, near modern-day Mexico City. Xochimilco, on the far southern edge of Mexico City, is best-known as the “Mexican Venice” for its canals and brightly colored boats where locals and tourists gather. It is also home to the remaining chinampas. To this day, the … Continue reading The race to rescue Mexico’s ancient floating farms, chinampas