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Growing vegetables

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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Find land for veggie growing

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

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Growing Your Own Food – Act Now – Vertical Garden in Progress

Have you ever thought about growing your own food, but did not quite know how to go about it? Well, it’s easy and accessible to everyone. Even if you have no land, no garden and no balcony – as long as you live in a room where there is natural light, you can grow a little … Continue reading »

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How to have a more productive vegetable garden in 2017

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Volunteering opportunities on biodynamic farms

Huxhams Cross Farm, near Dartington, and Oakbrook Farm, near Stroud, are both biodynamic farms leased to the Biodynamic Land Trust and in the course of being prepared for production.

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GetGrowing Gets Going in the UK

This May the very first GetGrowing course was run in the UK. For those not aware this is a hugely successful short course to teach complete novices how to start growing some of their own food, something that Amma’s is urging us to do and is one of the six InDeed pledges. The course has … Continue reading »

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Be a scientist – save seeds at home

A film by Vandana Shiva. We are very happy to release this video in cooperation with Dr. Vandana Shiva and the Navdanya Organization. Seed saving is one of the important skills that has been lost of the last century, and Dr. Shiva’s work to preserve heirloom seed varieties, encourage organic farming, and create food sovereignty … Continue reading »

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‘Neonics’ – more bad news

The Soil Association has reported further dangers from neonicotinoids, the chemical pesticides which are known to be dangerous to bees:- Now, disturbing new research, part-funded by the Soil Association and thanks to the Roddick Foundation, reveals that neonicotinoids don’t just stop at the crop. They seep into soils and dust and into hedgerows and flowers … Continue reading »

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Planting trees in the desert of Barcelona

Prisoners with Amma Quatre Camins is a prison near Barcelona where  volunteers working out of Barcelona have been running an outreach program involving Integrated Amma Meditation courses. But meditation is not for everyone. That’s why 18 months ago, our volunteers started a garden at the prison called “Amma’s Garden” where the more action-oriented prisoners can … Continue reading »

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Huxhams Farm survey

Dear  Week Project Members and Devon Friends, We have suggested that all those people who are local and/or interested in produce, farm activities and/or being in nature on our land at Huxhams Cross are  warmly invited and encouraged to participate in the surveys that the Apricot team are conducting regarding what might be grown, how … Continue reading »

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