Nature triumphs in the city

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How Văcărești turned from a Communist failure into a nature reserve.  “The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle … Continued

2016 Grow Wild seed kits

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Free 2016 Grow Wild seed kits Join almost one million people taking part in the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign by sharing Grow Wild seed kits with groups where you live. All you need to do is register for … Continued

Kusha grass

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The Ecology Centre at Amritapuri sells many special products, among them Kusa (or Kusha) grass mats, which are said to be conducive to meditation.  Kusha may be the origin of the English ‘cushion’! The sanctity of dharba, also known as … Continued

Seeds for free!

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“Grow Wild has thousands of free seed kits to share so people can transform their local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens. Join one of the UK’s biggest-ever seed sowing campaigns and help to create over one … Continued

Bee friendly pest control

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From a  Soil Association article by Ben Raskin:- “If you, or anyone you know, is currently using bug sprays with neonicotinoids, here are our top five tips for controlling pests while staying on the good side of our furry flying friends. … Continued