James Middleton – The Allotmenteer
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Since an early age, I have always loved gardening. Although as a professional web designer, developer, imaging specialist (Adobe Photoshop) and new media lecturer by trade, you would expecting me to be a gadget and computer type – far from it. I have no desire to own the latest ‘tech’, a fast car, big house, holidays abroad, etc or any other thing other than to care for a few acres of land (one day). I see everything else as clutter and an obstacle to achieving this goal. I don’t critise others for wanting these things, they just don’t bring me happiness. I prefer a simple life.
I am greived by the manner in which we treat this precious environment that we’ve been given the privilege to call home. I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world (United Kingdom), yet we’re slowly carving away at it’s natural beauty; green-belt housing and road developments, the removal of natural hedgerows, the heavy use of heavy-handed and harmful chemical agents in agriculture, the list goes on…
It is my hope one day to do my bit, be it small; to impose as little an impact on the environment as possible and contribute as much as I can to encourage a sustainable reversion to a wholly natural way of life. For the greater benefit of my neighbours, my wife and two sons and myself – not forgetting Finley, my Labrador-cross.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof” – Psalm 24:1