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Sophie McGovern |
Thursday, 20th March 2014

Fergus Drennan is a 'wild food experimentalist and student of the wild realm', and I was one of nine would-be-foragers who had travelled to participate on his one-day foraging course in Kent. Throughout the day we would be searching for wild food in a variety of...

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Juan Fran Lopez |
Tuesday, 18th March 2014

Some years ago, tired of the endless routines of digging, fertilizing and weeding (which I think is useless at the beginning of the season) I began to read about Natural Agriculture. Very different to the usual, scientific approach to agriculture, this reform was...

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Fernando Naves Sousa |
Sunday, 16th March 2014

Many experts agree that one of Africa’s key challenges in the near future will be to increase food production in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Yet, some say very little is being done to improve the performance of organic farming and...

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Tony Wrench |
Thursday, 13th March 2014

Now the rains have stopped lashing down interminably, the gales have eased, and we can potter around our homes and homesteads again in the Spring sunshine, I would like to take a quick backwards peep for any lessons learned, before last winter becomes a distant...

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Morag Embleton |
Monday, 10th March 2014

I've worked in many different places in many different roles. The thing that has always surprised me, whether it was on the machine shop floor or the board rooms of local government, is how little impact people believe that their everyday choices have upon the...

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Jeanne Tan |
Sunday, 9th March 2014

Support local food, become a gardener, eat together, save seeds, and learn from nature. These were some of the valuable lessons I learned from the Food Otherwise conference held at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands on 21st and 22nd February 2014....

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Glennie Kindred |
Saturday, 8th March 2014

This year, grow some native wild flower seeds and create a cottage garden – even in a pot. These plants once grew everywhere and by growing them you will help the bees and butterflies to thrive.

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Looby Macnamara |
Friday, 7th March 2014

Around this time of year, and through the winter, there are generally many colds and bugs doing the rounds. Over the last few months I have had chronic RSI (repetitive strain injury) in my right arm. I have been managing symptoms, and dealing with causes, and it...