In conversation with Isabella Tree (Nov23)!!

The Electric Palace in Bridport was packed. The Bridport Literary Festival or Bridlit had managed to [...]

Why do scything & wilding go hand in hand (oct23)

Our scything day was joyous. Watching the scythers sweep through the grass was a [...]

Our Wilding Weekend Was Wonderful! (Jun23)

It was tremendously exciting to get such positive feedback from visitors to our Wilding [...]

Dorset Life interviews me! (Jun23)

I loved being described as ‘probably the most effective person you’ve never heard of’! [...]

No Fence Farming in Romania (May23)

We cycled for over 100 miles and didn’t go through a gate.  The Transylvanian [...]

Sheep are like locusts (Apr23)

A flock of sheep will eat pretty well everything in their path – wildflowers, [...]

INSPIRATIONAL HOTELS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb23)

We weren’t far from Singapore, but it was another world.  Two tropical Indonesian islands [...]

Wild about Wilding (Jan23)

We organised the very first Wilding Weekend in June 2022, at our home in [...]

Swimming in sewage (Aug22)

I was very surprised to be told by the Environment Agency that no-one should [...]

Wild about Knepp (May22)

My trip to Knepp was a revelation.  For those who do not know this [...]

Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea (Apr22)

It felt magical. We walked through the thick tangled forest and yet only meters [...]

Help! An Insect Apocalypse is happening right now… (Dec21)

The frightening thing is that we may not be aware of how devastating the [...]

Insects are on the menu and they’re better for the planet (Nov21)

Let’s start with pet food.  If you want to feed your dog insects – [...]

My Manifesto for COP26 and beyond(Oct21)

I’m delighted that Cop26 is getting a lot of attention.  I think it’s great [...]

My Green Life (May21)

When I was a baby my brother painted me green.. Perhaps a sign of [...]

Why is our MP not supporting the Dorset National Park? (May21)

Why hasn’t Chris Loder, Dorset MP, talked to the Dorset National Park supporters? Chris [...]

Peat in compost is environmental vandalism (Mar21)

That’s what Monty Don says and I agree. But it’s incredibly common. UK gardeners [...]

I’ve learnt to love moles (Feb21)

My mother was very keen on mole traps, following a tradition that apparently started [...]

Farmers Must STOP Killing Earth (Dec20)

Why are most rivers brown or red? A soupy earthy colour.  It’s because they [...]

Green Matters 1989 – mini series in Richard & Judy’s This Morning programme – Julia Hailes on Waste.

I presented Green Matters – a mini series within the ITVs This Morning Programme. [...]

TV Clips tropical hardwoods and destruction of the rainforests – Julia Hailes 1989/90.

If there was ever a moment when I decided to dedicate my life to [...]

Scorched earth in Sicily (Oct20)

What a beautiful time of year to come to this island perched on Italy’s [...]

Butterflies love this meadow

A wonderful place near me. It’s full of wild flowers. Butterflies and bees love [...]

Future of Food Ethics (Jun18)

It’s eight years ago since I stepped down from the Food Ethics Council, but [...]

The olive oil industry survives the cruise ships in Montenegro… (May17)

They are humungous. The cruise ships in Kotor were like vast beasts completely dwarfing [...]

Incredible Edible was amazing (May11)

They’ve planted corn on the cob outside the police station. They’re lettuces in rose [...]

Behind the scenes at McDonalds (Jun10)

It wasn’t ‘Old McDonald had a farm’. Actually, the farm belonged to the Duchy [...]

Food Inc film is worth seeing (Feb10)

I was really impressed with Food Inc – it was powerful and compelling – [...]

Food Innovation (Sep09)

The Food Ethics Council Business Forum meeting focussed on radical innovation.  I was chairing [...]

Pig heaven (Jun09)

A friend of mine called Sarah has bought three not so little piglets. They’re [...]

Off to Kenya and street lights closer to home (Mar09)

Denuded landscape near Mombasa Sustainable agriculture training plot near Mombasa   The offending street [...]

Summer produce (Jul08)

The weekend wasn’t glorious – certainly not the weather anyway. But I’ve been really [...]

Happy as a pig in mud (Jul07)

The bacon tasted really good. The superior rashers accompanied seared scallops – a first [...]

Bath & West – going green… (Jun07)

The Bath & West show was a bit of a wash out for its [...]

Cut flowers and newsagents (May07)

The lady sitting next to me on the upper deck of a bus from [...]

McDonalds Testimonial (May07)

“Julia participated in a panel discussion that explored our CSR past, present and future. [...]