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  • 13 Mar 2015

    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

  • 13 Mar 2015

    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

  • 4 Mar 2015

    Hatching Chicks

    Get the whole family involved in preparing the Easter meal, let everyone help decorate and then lay the table. This project will get them eggcited about the task and it can be shared by children of all ages. […] more

  • 3 Mar 2015

    Celebrate Spring Equinox

    Spring Equinox is one of the four main solar festivals. A time of renewal, potential and fertility, it has been celebrated in many guises throughout history. As with all the solstices and equinoxes, it’s a perfect opportunity to stop and connect with the natural world around us, and a lovely time to celebrate with family and friends. […] more

  • 3 Mar 2015

    Keep hands and wrists warm

    READER QUESTION: 'At this time of year, my fingers get so chilly on the school run in the morning but I find gloves really impractical. I need something that will keep me warm but not get in the way. Do you have you any green suggestions?' […] more

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