Recent media appearances summary

Jonny with colleagues (from left) Aruna Bahia of the Co-op Foundation, Tiziana O’Hara of Co-operative Alternatives and Julie Hoey of Azor Community Farm.

Jonny’s involvement in the Cultivating Community Farming project – aimed at increasing the capacity of 10 early-stage community farming projects across Northern Ireland – was featured in this Farming Life article and on BBC Radio Ulster’s flagship daily new programme, Good Morning Ulster (from 22:43 here). Inspired by a workshop on food and farming hosted by Jonny at the NI Science Festival Sustainability Fair, journalist and commentator Rosalind Skillen featured Jonny in this piece on the importance of vision and imagination for effecting change.

Electric cars on The Nolan Show

Nissan Leaf 2.0

‘A small country with big potential’ – with electric vehicles and so many other sustainability solutions.

Talking electric car trials and tribulations with Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio Ulster this morning.

Catch up from 48:30 here.

Farming Matters May 2021 Interview

With dogs and goat at Jubilee Farm, overlooking Larne Lough

Catch up on my May 2021 Farming Matters interview on BBC Radio Ulster, as I discuss community farming, community supported agriculture and agroecology, among other topics.

From 17:00 on BBC Sounds.

Your Place And Mine Easter interview

Two of those new Anglo-Nubians

Catch up on my Your Place and Mine Easter interview on BBC Radio Ulster, as I bring a seasonal update from Jubilee Farm: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09clk46

There’s also a short video here.

Wolves & lynxes & bears, oh my

Join big cat conservationist and livestock farmer Dr Jonny Hanson at the 2021 Northern Ireland Science Festival for an electrifying yet balanced look at the issue of large predator reintroductions to rewild landscapes, one of the most novel yet controversial conservation issues of our time. Covering both history and natural history, Jonny explores the varied dimensions, feasibility and ethics of reintroducing wolves, lynxes and brown bears to the island of Ireland, assessing the case for and the case against.

Pre-recorded at the Ulster Museum, humorous and thought-provoking in equal measure, and featuring live audience polling to enable you to have your say, this talk promises to excite, enthral, and perhaps even enrage