The Pull Of The Land – Nick Ivins on BBC Radio 4 Fourthought



Nick recorded live on the comedy stage at the End Of The Road festival, and broadcast on BBC Radio4 at 8:45pm on 28th September 2016…

The New Homesteader – Talk and Book Signing at Brassica Mercantile


On Saturday 28th May we will be at Brassica Mercantile in Beaminster, Dorset, to introduce our book ‘The New Homesteader’, which tells the story of setting up our home farm – it is packed with first-hand knowledge for anyone thinking of embracing a self-sustaining lifestyle and creating your own home farm or smallholding.


Please join us at 11am for a short talk and book-signing.  The restaurant next door will be open for Elevenses and lunch from midday.  Call 01308 538 100 to book a table.

Home Sweet Homestead – The New Homesteader featured in The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine



The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine recently featured our book The New Homesteader in print and online. Photographs Nick Ivins.


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The New Homesteader is available to purchase from the Mail Book Shop.

The New Homesteader at Petersham Nurseries



On Saturday 9th April 2016 we’ll be talking a little about Walnuts Farm and signing copies of our book The New Homesteader at Petersham Nurseries. We hope to see lots of you there!



‘The New Homesteader’ Book Out Spring 2016



Our first book The New Homesteader published by Ryland Peters & Small is due out on the 10th March 2016 and is available to pre-order now.


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“A Taste of The Good Life” with Nick & Bella – keeping hens – in May issue of Country Living



Interview by Ruth Chandler. Photographs by Andrew Montgomery. Recipe by Alison Walker.


A gentle introduction to keeping hens in the May issue of Country Living magazine…


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