Meditation lowers stress hormones

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IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® lowers stress hormones, according to a study recently published by the Hindawi Publishing Corporation. The five-year study, titled “The Effect of Meditation on Psycho-Physiological Variables,” examines the effect of IAM Technique on various psychological, … Continued

Composting Amma’s way

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Integrated waste management at AIMS hospital, Cochin, Kerala:- Video This film shows how waste from the AIMS hospital (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences)  is being dealt with; and how all the food waste is turned into rich compost.  Something to … Continued

March 2011 Allotment Diary

Today we have snow flakes falling and on Saturday, 18th February after some lovely spring like days, we had a couple of inches of snow. You really never know what to expect…
The pond is still in building stage – though we hope to have it finished this month.
One of our jobs at the moment is trying to make up our own potting compost…
For the last couple of days we have been riddling our compost. As the picture below shows,…
March is a time to start seeding up your greenhouse plants inside.
Our garlic has finally made an appearance…
If you intend to plant potatoes now is the time to buy them and get them chitting…


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Has anyone seen The People’s Supermarket, now on Channel 4?  If not, hurry to 4od. This programme shows you how supermarkets really work, and in particular the waste most of them generate.  It also shows how someone with a little … Continued

Tulasi Growing

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Hi, Does anyone have much experience of growing Tulasi ( Holy Basil)? I’ve been growing Krishna and Rama Tulasi in Scotland.  It is possible but it needs a lot of heat and light. I’m going to try some of the … Continued

Welcome to Climate Week

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Climate Week is a supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. It is for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future. Climate … Continued