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  • 15 Mar 2014

    WIN A KINDLE E-READER

    The Brassica Growers Association is celebrating the launch of its new website at www.loveyourgreens.co.uk and has THREE Kindle Paperwhite e-readers to giveaway. We all love veg, especially greens. They’re full of nutrients, easy to cook with and so tasty. That’s why we launched our Love Your Greens campaign; we want to tell everyone just how great Brassica vegetables are! If you and your kids are looking for some fun activities to do, then the Love Your Greens website is the place to be. […] more

  • 3 Mar 2014

    Five Water Saving Tips

    Sometimes we are forced to address how much water we use through circumstance. It might be that our water is temporarily cut off, or we are camping or away from a reliable source. The results can be surprising. Just how much water we use when rinsing dishes, for instance, or waiting for water from the hot tap to warm up. My partner and I discovered this when we lived on a boat. All our water came from a tank in the boat’s hull which we had to refill as needed. […] more

  • 22 Jan 2014

    A First Book of Nature

    Enabling a special relationship with nature from a young age is one of the very best gifts we can bestow on our children, and on the planet. Children who love the natural world grow into adults determined to preserve it. The next generation face some serious challenges in caring for our planet, and there’s no better way to tackle a problem than to gather as much knowledge as possible. Getting outside as often as possible, recording the seasons, exploring different landscapes and creating a nature table are all ways to help our children engage with the world around them. […] more

  • 16 Dec 2013

    Make pomanders as gifts

    Orange pomanders are not only beautiful decorations, they also act as natural room and cupboard and drawer fresheners. Smaller fruits like kumquats can be used to create simple tree decorations. Making a pomander is a fun activity for children, and they make lovely gifts to share with friends and family. Hang them up around the house to enjoy that fresh citrus and clove scent, and after Christmas hang them in your wardrobe to keep your clothes smelling fresh and moths at bay. […] more

  • 28 Nov 2013

    Creating a wild flower garden – part 1

    Lazy, nature-loving gardeners take note! Turning part of your garden over to wild flowers is one of the best things you can do for wildlife, looks amazing and, best of all, requires little or no maintenance. I am an all or nothing kind of gardener; one day I’m leaping about in green-fingered glee tending to all my little seedlings, the next I’m looking gloomily out the window at beds overrun with weeds. As I have been told umpteen times, the kind of gardens I pore over in pictures and gaze at in envy over garden walls, require attention – and not just a monthly frenzy of activity. […] more

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