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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

  • 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

  • 1 Feb 2015

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  • 1 Feb 2015

    Make your own bird box

    Provide a home for feathered friends by making a nest box for your garden. It is estimated there are now 5-6 million nest boxes in gardens in the UK. Help make this number even bigger this National Nest Box Week, starting on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the day of love by doing something special for your feathered friends and providing shelter for loved-up birds ready to breed! […] more

  • 4 Jan 2015

    What to do with potatoes

    This year marks the 20th National Potato Day and what better way to celebrate the fourth most important world food crop? The potato originated in the Andes, in high elevation zones. When it made its way to Europe in the 1500s, it was considered a food for the lower classes. An anti-famine crop, it was recognised as a nutritious food for the poor. […] more

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