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  • 29 Apr 2014

    Dandelions and nettles – Spring’s tonics

    We’ve been blessed with some glorious weather lately but sometimes our bodies just don’t feel springy and fresh. Sometimes they feel downright sluggish and snowed under. That’s where the wonder of Mother Nature comes in because all around us at this time of year are plants that help to kick-start our bodies, strengthen our immunity and provide an injection of living goodness. Spring tonics have been part of human existence for a long time but have largely been forgotten in recent times. […] more

  • 27 Apr 2014

    Can you live on £1 a day?

    Ever wondered what it would be like to live on just £1 a day? That’s the reality for 1.2 billion people around the world living in extreme poverty. Live Below the Line, running from 28th April to 2nd May, asks if you could manage it too. The campaign is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organisation whose mission is to increase the numbers and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty. The campaign invites you to try living on just £1 a day for 5 days from 28th April to 2nd May, and get sponsored to do it. […] more

  • 17 Apr 2014

    10 ways to take action on Earth Day

    Launched on 22nd April 1970, Earth Day is an annual global call to arms to save our planet. With a focus on education, the day aims to raise awareness of the problems facing our world and what we can do about them. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, it was a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement. Before that, there was a distinct lack of interest and engagement with the reality of pollution and how it was harming our planet, as massive industry enjoyed the spoils of success. […] more

  • 16 Apr 2014

    Guerilla gardening

    You walk past the same patch of wasteland every morning. Your kids always comment on it, how empty and barren it looks. Broken supermarket trolleys, carrier bags, scratchy bare earth and rubble can all be glimpsed through a wire fence. Several rows of houses back onto the wasteland and many people see this barren landscape from their windows, not to mention all of the people who walk and drive past it every day. Rumours indicate that the area is to be the site of a new block of flats, or a mini supermarket, but years have gone by and nothing has happened. […] more

  • 14 Apr 2014

    5 Ideas for Family Easter Fun

    Whether you’re a Christian who celebrates the resurrection of Christ, a Pagan who celebrates the goddess Eostre and her hare, or simply someone who loves nature, there’s plenty to get excited about at this time of year. Kids are off school and a lot of adults get the Easter weekend off so there’s an opportunity for quality family time. All of the symbolism connected with Easter celebrates new life: eggs, baby bunnies, and lambs to name but a few. Hedgerows are bursting with life, birdsong is in the air, the fields and woods are full of young animals and it feels as if anything is possible. […] more

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