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Andrew Jones and Clive George |
Saturday, 1st March 2014

The knob stick has a small handle which can be left in a natural form or given a more stylized head.

Hop shoots with lemon butter and capers
Caroline Aitken |
Thursday, 27th February 2014

This is the time of year when vegetable gardeners grumble about the ‘hungry gap’. A problem for annual vegetable growers, this is the spring period when your overwintering crops such as cabbages, parsnips and leeks are all finishing, and the early summer crops are...

In the March/April 2014 issue of Living Woods Marie-Claire Kidd reports on the use of trees for flood alleviation
Nick Gibbs |
Monday, 24th February 2014

Storms and heavy rainfall have devastated southern England, and indeed much of Europe in the winter of 2013-14.

The raw materials - exotic fruits and cacao display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 24th February 2014

Every time we log on to Facebook or view other social media we are likely to see distressing photographs of homeless Orangutans driven out of rainforest habitats by the global demand for palm oil plantations followed by equally homeless tribal people.

Col de Joux Plane overlooking Mont Blanc © Gail Harland
By Charles Eisenstein |
Saturday, 22nd February 2014

Sometimes I feel nostalgic for the cultural mythology of my youth, a world in which there was nothing wrong with soda pop, in which the Super Bowl was important, in which America was bringing democracy to the world, in which the doctor could fix you, in which...

Cattle browsing at Krameterhof Farm
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 21st February 2014

In 2008, the celebrated scientist, James Lovelock, said global warming is irreversible and we should now focus on enjoying life because planting trees, recycling and other eco-activities are a...

Practical coppicing course at Prickly Nut Wood
Ben Law |
Thursday, 20th February 2014

Welcome to the first edition of this exciting new enewsletter, where I will be keeping you updated each month with life at Prickly Nut Wood and current events and news in the woodland world. I am Ben Law and I have been living and working in Prickly Nut Wood, West...

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Sarah Howcroft |
Wednesday, 19th February 2014

I have been producing outdoor gear for over 40 years. In the early days, as co-founder of Rohan, I actually made the garments. Over the years I have seen many developments in how outdoor clothing is made and what they are made of. Most outdoor gear will last much...