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Worried about fruit & veg rationing? Let’s grow our own, in our communities

Dave Darby of | 05-Mar-2023 | 2

Every so often something happens that punctures our sense of what’s normal. In the UK one of those events was empty shelves that used to display fruit and veg. Then supermarkets began rationing some food items. Read more

Why eat raw foods?

A fast synopsis and gentle reminder of the power and necessity of incorporating raw foods in your diet for health and vibrancy… Read more

Designing your garden for extreme heat

Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 10-Aug-2022 | 0

Many perennials, shrubs and trees – particularly newly planted – are going to struggle in the kind of conditions we’re faced with as I write – record high temperatures after months of low rainfall. What can we do to help them? Read more

Market gardening and working horses: help co-create a new enterprise in Devon

Ben May of Forest Crafts | 08-Dec-2021 | 0

Our network members Ben and Lorraine of Forest Crafts are hoping to find one or two people to help them develop a new business involving market gardening, working horses and working alongside volunteers. It’s a great opportunity for the right person / people. Read more

History of the use of medicinal plants

This article explores the history of the legal rights of herbalists to practise, and looks particularly at the use of medicinal plants in wartime Britain. Read more

How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 2)

Sarah Young of | 27-Nov-2019 | 0

Just what can you grow indoors? Plenty, it turns out. continue their guide to starting a small garden in your apartment. Catch up with Part 1 here. Read more

How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 1)

Sarah Young of | 13-Nov-2019 | 1

Living in an urban flat with no access to outdoor space and yearn for greenery? Our friends at have got it covered with their guide to how to start a small garden in your apartment. Read more

Taking the pee: is urine a good fertiliser?

Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK | 27-Jul-2017 | 17

Many of us consider it a waste product but, in fact, is urine a good fertiliser? Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK sets out why we should pause for thought before we flush. Read more

Getting into the allotment groove: reasons for getting an allotment

Recently I hosted a radio show where I asked the question What Does Your Allotment Mean to You?, what was interesting was just like the many approaches to growing your own, there were just as many reasons for doing so. Read more

Get inspired to grow your own food: visit gardens producing food in cities

Edible Gardens Open Day is an annual event for Londoners to explore secret gardens, embark on an edible walking tour, or venture further afield to discover people growing in novel places. It’s now happening in other cities too.  Read more

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