Archive | August, 2010

Grow 2 eat

31. August 2010

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Grow 2 eat

If you can find space to grow your own produce you will save money, eat the freshest produce, become healthier and re-discover your taste buds. Explore this new site offering discounts and special deals that have been negotiated for the Grow2eat community – members of allotment associations, vegetable societies, garden clubs and individuals who are […]

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August ends with Glutney

30. August 2010

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August ends with Glutney

August has certainly delivered a mixed bag of weather for the UK but, it seems that the very hot July followed by heavy August rains is good news for many vegetables this year. On my patch of the Village allotment I have a delicious glut of green and red tomatoes, courgettes, green peppers and chillis […]

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London Capital Growth events

29. August 2010

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London Capital Growth events

Capital Growth is working towards 2012 new community food growing spaces for London by 2012. This amazing project is literally “growing” all the time .They organise regular networking events aimed at bringing together all those involved in community food growing projects across the capital. It is free to Capital Growth members and £5 for individuals or […]

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Bank holiday weather Turned out Nice

28. August 2010

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Bank holiday weather Turned out Nice

Good weather has returned just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.Here is the view along the sea front this morning – plenty of sunshine and a tropical feel to the view with the beautiful palms by the pier. Will rainy summers become a thing of the past for the UK? This  fascinating forecast for […]

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Bank Holiday Garden Visit

27. August 2010

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Bank Holiday Garden Visit

Looking for plant inspiration over the Bank Holiday weekend? Try visiting a truly inspirational garden located in the centre of Norwich in the East of England which is open to the public on Sunday and Monday. Will Giles’ Exotic Garden blossomed during the July heatwave and is now enjoying the monsoon style rains that have arrived during August. In his own words the garden is […]

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Solar Panels approved for Prince Charles

26. August 2010

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http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-panels-approved-for-charles-residence-2061812.html

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A drop of water in London

25. August 2010

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http://www.youtube.com/ucltv#p/u/1/4eaIuVqkeT4

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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

19. August 2010

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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

                             Prince Charles is using his new green campaign to urge everyone to take shorter showers.   Start, an initiative from the Prince’s Charities Foundation, has published 20 easy ways to go green as part of his 12-day festival of imaginative ways […]

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Seed Swaps grow

18. August 2010

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Communities are swapping the seeds of vegetable and plant varieties to save foods from extinction and fight the effects of climate change  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/17/communities-swap-seeds-save-plants

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Weather chaos and climate change

17. August 2010

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Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia and record temperatures across the USA during summer 2010 raises the question whether these far-flung disasters are connected and if global warming is causing such weather extremes. The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably. “The climate is changing,” said Jay Lawrimore, chief […]

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