This is just a reminder to vote in the annual RSPB/Butterfly Conservation/Plantlife/Daily Telegraph Nature of Farming Award poll. You, we, get the chance to choose who we think is the UK’s most wildlife-friendly farmer.
This year there are eight finalists and they all look good. You have to choose and cast your vote by 31 August (but why not do it now otherwise you will forget); I’ve already chosen and my vote goes to Nicholas Watts. Nicholas is the ‘form horse’ having been the first, and only, double FWAG Silver Lapwing Award winner. When I saw him at the Bird Fair at the weekend Nicholas was hoping that his customers, of whom there seemed to be many, buying bird seed, would all vote for him. He’s the type of guy who would be at the Bird Fair even if he weren’t selling something – he knows his birds.
Here’s a link to a blog from the RSPB’s Simon Tonkin that tells you a bit more about Nick.
Vine House Farm donates a proportion of its profits to the Wildlife Trusts – so not surprisingly they seem quite keen on Nick too.
And because Vine House Farm is partly organic, my organic veg box supplier, the excellent Riverford, is also plugging him.
Why not vote now?