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Trina Moyles |
Monday, 4th November 2013

"Let us not run away from our garbage. We should learn the art of making compost. Using that compost we will grow a lot of flowers. Don't think that without compost you can have flowers. That is an illusion. You can have flowers only with compost." - Thich Nhat Hanh (1998) ...

Computer bugs
Julie Alice Chappell |
Sunday, 27th October 2013

The circuit boards inside discarded obsolete electronics are what I use to create my sculptural artworks.

My art practice involves breaking down the pre-existing materials, reinterpreting them and offering them a new form with new purpose, creating something beautiful, whimsical and...

David Bond |
Friday, 25th October 2013

There are runner beans at the bottom of my garden. My two children love to pick them, pot them and cook them up for supper. It’s a guaranteed way to get them to eat their greens: make them fetch them fresh from the garden. 

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Christopher Hope |
Thursday, 24th October 2013

Roses are a quintessential sight of hedgerows and waysides. Our spring and autumn seasons would undoubtedly be much the poorer without their scent and colour. 

Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

There is a huge variety of fungi out there and not all of it edible. Then there are the edible fungi that can be easily confused with those not so edible ones. Warning: Please take great care before you eat any fungi. Take a course and research the subject properly!

Here is a guide to...

Vera Greutink grows year round salads in 2m2 (Issue 76)
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

Yesterday BBC Radio Devon phoned me up and asked me for some top tips about not wasting food for their live programme at 1.15 pm. Apparently, Tesco did a survey and found that 70% of their salad bags are thrown away either by the store because it is 'past its best' or by the consumer because the...

Chestnut remedies
Karen Lawton |
Sunday, 20th October 2013

This familiar, large deciduous tree graces many of our parks and green spaces, and most of us have childhood memories of going out to collect its fruit. Opening the green spiky shells to reveal ever so shiny conker nuts inside.

Inspiration Green and Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 17th October 2013

Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound.