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Nature

Water shortage in the garden?

Wise words from Garden Organic Even if you don’t remember the drought of 1976, you are probably aware of the current water shortages across England.  With the forecast due for a dry July, here below are some tips for the organic gardener. And in years to come, its worth making your growing area more water … Continue reading »

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Reduce your impact on earth

Avoiding meat and dairy While meat and dairy provide just 18% of calories and 37% of protein, it uses the vast majority – 83% – of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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The 3 step plastic challenge

from GreenFriends North America Our Beloved Amma has requested that her children take up the challenge of Source Reduction – preventing waste and pollution before it actually happens – to live a more sustainable life on our precious Mother Earth. To honour Amma’s request, we are launching a Plastic Challenge that asks all devotees to … Continue reading »

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Planting trees in Heartwood

Join the Woodland Trust’s planting events:- February 22nd March 2nd, 8th, 14th and 20th Time:  10.00 until 15.00 but no problem if you can only make part of the day. Planting site:  Within the deer-fenced area to the north of the Nomansland Farm (see attached map) and some hedgerow planting.

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Compostable coffee cups

It is now possible to use coffee cups which go into the compost bin! The problem? Conventional takeaway packaging uses a mix of materials (plastic, card, films, metals). For example, conventional coffee cups are made of card lined with plastic. Separately, plastic and card are easy to recycle. But combined, the card contaminates the plastics … Continue reading »

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Find land for veggie growing

Huws Organic Gardening’s suggestion for finding land to grow veggies:-

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Twenty years of climate change in two minutes

NASA has published a film of Earth’s seasons showing how the climate has changed in the past twenty years.  As they say, we only have one planet, and it’s a delicate place. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing … Continue reading »

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Poo powered toilets

India is in the midst of a toilet-building frenzy, the government has set aside $20bn (£15bn) for the health initiative and aims to stop people having to defecate in the open by 2019. One social enterprise in one of India’s poorest areas is taking on the challenge of building public toilets. It is using the … Continue reading »

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Turning plastic into boats

These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the problem of plastic bottles clogging up the beaches of Lamu island. By using the plastic to build boats instead of wood, they also hope to protect the island’s woodland.

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Composting and leaves

Learn how to use fallen leaves to enrich your garden:-

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