In a new short film looking at Covid-19 and food, Wicked Leeks meets Devon-based organisation Food in Community to hear how food banks are continuing to deliver fresh produce to those in need despite public donations dwindling, and why there is more need than ever.
Read the weekly newsletter from Riverford founder Guy Singh-Watson with the latest from the farm, food politics and anything in between.Read now
Choose food that hasn't flown.
Riverford organic veg boxes are delivered directly to your door. Choose your box now.Go to Riverford
How to live simply
Many of us feel the pressure to look for the best Black Friday deal but living ‘simply’ can move our habits and interests elsewhere.Read more
Grow Your Own
Read our monthly gardening advice column for timely advice for your organic patch.Explore
Boom in organic unmatched by farming
Sales of organic boomed during 2020 as the pandemic boosted interest in food quality but growth will be met by imports as UK farmers hold back.Read more
The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity losses will be the defining stories of our future, but it is not too late to change direction.
Here at Wicked Leeks, our mission is to help inform and inspire positive change. Our journalism is free to all because of this, but we want to reach as many people as possible who share our desire for a better world. We know our readers are some of the biggest advocates of sustainable living, and you can help us grow this movement by sharing this article widely, with your friends and on social media. Now is the time to act.
What can we glean from the loss of the Commons?
The pandemic has brought a fresh perspective on the power of community and feelings of injustice: let’s channel this anger positively and build dignified food security for all, writes David Markson.
By David Markson - 6th April 2021
Fear of rejection is biggest worry for gay farmers
What’s life like as a gay farmer? While the cattle are unphased and the brassicas grow no differently, for many the biggest fear about coming out is still internal, writes organic farmer Ben Andrews.
By Ben Andrews - 31st March 2021
Reconnecting with my land
With a renewed sense of connection with the countryside, Jack Thompson links local ancient field patterns with a brutal period of English history to track the roots of land ownership.
By Jack Thompson - 24th March 2021