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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 17th September 2014

I love blackberries - straight off the vine from the juicy hybrid variety in my garden or out of the hedgerow opposite - on to my breakfast muesli or in a crumble. But if time eludes you here is a recipe for blackberry liqueur that is so quick and easy even the...

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Ben Law |
Thursday, 11th September 2014

Last month I was discussing the extraction of the winter windblown larch at Prickly Nut Wood. We have now cleared and extracted about 80% of the fallen trees but what to do with them?

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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 11th September 2014

We planted a Shropshire damson in our hedgerow over 20 years ago and allowed it to grow into a standard. On my side of the hedge it competes with a particuarly productive Kentish cobnut and so the damson grows tall above the hedge, making it hard to harvest. My...

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Guy Dauncey |
Thursday, 11th September 2014

Back in July, in my quest to see whether British Columbia (BC) could become a 100% renewable energy region, I looked at personal transportation. This week I take on the far more challenging task of long-distance trucking, boats, ferries and planes.

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Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Clothing is a huge part of our daily lives. The vast majority of us wear clothes everyday. It keeps us warm in the cold winter months, dry in the rain and cool on warm days.

For many it is not just a necessity, it is a statement of personality.

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UB Hawthorn |
Thursday, 4th September 2014

"This is the best apricot I've ever eaten." The realization hit me after I'd muzzled down my third in a row. I had to express it in words. I just couldn't get enough of this delicious fruit. The taste was complicated. It was tart but not too tart. Sweet, but not...

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Claire Godden |
Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

The last three years has seen the emergence of a new generation of woodland co-ops. Back in January in the steep hills of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, our co-op, Blackbark Woodland Management, hosted the first 'Coppice Co-ops Conference' which brought together...

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Marie-Louise |
Thursday, 28th August 2014

In recent years permaculture has steadily gained in popularity and the reasons people from all walks of life have been drawn to it are manifold: climate change, food security, the economic situation, social unrest, our children and...