Scarcroft allotmenteer, eco warrior and familiar face to local dog walkers - Sara Robin, was on Radio York again. This Friday, the 11th of September, Sara was interviewed by Radio York in her capacity as a Scarcoft & District Allotment Assocation committee member, on the demise of our national gardening skills, in particular how our forefathers knew how to garden organically, with nature instead of against it. However, we de-skilled modern gardeners shouldn't despair as the piece was all about how the Soil Association is starting a programme of Organic Farm Schools. These schools are a series of hands-on courses in growing your own food, rearing animals, cooking and rural crafts. The courses range from a one-day basic introductions to more professional ones - in bee-keeping, chicken keeping, vegetable growing, willow weaving, hedge laying or dry stone walling and so on. If you want to brush up on the gardening skills our grandparents had follow the soil association link below. If you want to listen to Sara's interview follow the link to the BBCs listen again site. I believe Sara comes on about 30 minutes into the programme.