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Ben Law |
Thursday, 16th October 2014

Last month I was discussing adding value and making use of wind blown larch trees; most of the trees I was making use of were straight grown. In amongst the wind...

Charlotte Haworth |
Monday, 13th October 2014

Autumn is here, and with it the traditional time of harvest and abundance. With the current global food system meaning that we now have international networks transporting our food to us - sometimes over many thousands of miles - this traditional idea of seasonal...

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 9th October 2014

Ever needed a post box but balked at the price? Whilst on holiday in Connemara out on the west coast of Ireland, I came across a wonderful idea for repurposing a microwave oven. It is so simple. It consisted of a pole, with a platform on which the microwave sits....

Robin Grey |
Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Back in 2011, Clare Joy and Ru Litherland from a London-based cooperative of food growers called 'OrganicLea' gave a talk at one of the quarterly Community Food Growers Network (CFGN) meetings on the history of land rights in England.

Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

We recently published Looby Macnamara's second book, 7 Ways to Think Differently. This little book is like good medicine - it is potent - it goes a long way....

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...

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...