Archive | November, 2010

Coldest November night for 25 years

30. November 2010

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Coldest November night for 25 years

This week the UK experienced its coldest November night for a quarter of a century –  temperatures of -17.3C were recorded in Llysdinam, Wales http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/28/cold-weather-snow-winter For some veg this cold weather  is good news as it helps their flavour to develop: Brassicas, such as brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, turnips, winter radish and kale will all […]

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Why bees are so important

26. November 2010

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Why bees are so important

One in 3 mouthfuls of the food we eat relies on bees for pollination. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that of the slightly more than 100 crop species that provide 90% of food supplies for 146 countries, 71 are bee-pollinated . Find out more about why bees are so important at http://www.capitalgrowth.org/bees/

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Snow in UK gardens

25. November 2010

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I have just returned from a glorious 3 week trip enjoying 28c in Australia and New Zealand to find the UK about to experience its first freeze of winter 2010. I think gardeners were hoping for a reprieve from the damaging affects of frost and cold after last winters artic conditions. Suppose that is the […]

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London Bee Summit

16. November 2010

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London Bee Summit 2010, 16th December Bees are in peril and there are a number of suspects, from pesticides to climate change. With human wellbeing so intimately tied to the fate of the bee, Capital Growth are calling together organisations working with bees in London and the UK to ask: What’s happening to the honey […]

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Green Sydney

7. November 2010

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Green Sydney

Arrived in Sydney today to be greeted by a warm welcome at the City’s 30 acre botanical gardens – an invitation to sit on the grass, smell the roses and chill out with the wildlife. These beautiful gardens have over million preserved plant specimens including some exceptionally rare examples collected at Botany Bay in 1770 […]

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Capital Growth Training

1. November 2010

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There is just one course left this year on the Get Growing training programme, so book quickly to avoid disappointment. Email [email protected] for booking info and to reserve a place. (Discounts available for London Food LInk members and Capital Growth spaces) http://www.capitalgrowth.org/ Permaculture Design Taster  Saturday 27th November 2010 (10.30am-1pm) This workshop is ideal for […]

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