Holly Vandyke

Freelance Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I am an anthropologist and freelance writer. I mostly write about food systems, food governance, agriculture, the environment, travel, and peoples around the world.

You can read more about me and my work here: www.holly.cat

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DutchReview
09/27/2016
5 Clichés about the Dutch that are absolutely true - DutchReview

There are many clichés and stereotypes out there about the Netherlands and Dutch culture, from clogs to cannabis. Although some clichés can be damaging or just downright wrong, some of them have come from some grain of truth. After living here for a year, I have narrowed down 5 clichés about the Dutch that are (in most cases) absolutely true.

Soil Association/Natural Health Magazine
2014
Save Our Seeds

300 words written on behalf of the Soil Association for publication in Natural Health Magazine

DutchReview
11/02/2016
Things you need on a long-distance cycle trip in the Netherlands - DutchReview

This article will help you figure out what you need and don't need to bring with you on a long-distance cycle trip in the Netherlands. The truth is, you definitely don't need to spend lots of money to enjoy your time on a bicycle - it can actually be a very cheap and fun way to get around and see the Netherlands.

DutchReview
11/17/2016
Three (more) things I miss about the Netherlands - DutchReview

I was only there for one short year, but the Netherlands really made a big impression, despite its tiny size. So, here are three more things I miss about the Netherlands. (Oh, and by the way, one of them is not oliebollen. Sorry! Not tulips either, nor weed...

Soilassociation
A Farm Walk with Bread Matters in the Scottish Borders

21st August 2014 On Wednesday 10th September Soil Association licensees Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ. The farm visit includes refreshments, (including sourdough bread made from locally-grown wheat), an overview of the organic agroforestry and innovative crop research and a guided farm walk.