Archive | December, 2010

Coldest uk december for 120 years

31. December 2010

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December was offically the coldest for 120 years. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coldest-december-for-120-years-2173360.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12078425 Scientists are also suggesting that there may be more extreme winters like this as a result of global warming, They have established a link between the cold, snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic and warn that long periods of freezing […]

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Improve your organic garden with biodynamics

30. December 2010

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Improve your organic garden with biodynamics

Here is an interesting article written by Peter Kearney from City Food Growers in Brisbane, Australia which provides an introduction to biodynamic gardening, whether you are a new or experienced gardener, farmer or simply interested in healthy food. I will be visiting Peter in the next few weeks to learn more about City Food Growers […]

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The ice is melting

24. December 2010

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http://climate.nasa.gov/GlobalIceViewer/index.cfm

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Why is it so cold?

23. December 2010

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Why is it so cold?

The Met office explains why the UK is gripped by freeeeeezing weather: “Normally, our winds come from the west keeping our winters relatively mild. However, during November (like last winter) we have seen a large area of high pressure develop in the Atlantic, causing a ‘block’ to the westerly winds that tend to keep us […]

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Kew Gardens in winter

19. December 2010

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The temperature went down to -10c last night at Kew Gardens. Check out how beautiful the gardens look in the snow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kewonflickr/sets/72157625388776065/

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Give a garden as a gift

10. December 2010

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Give a garden as a gift

Xmas excess is upon us but in some parts of the world Xmas is just another day to find food to eat and feed the children. A Keyhole Garden allows a family to grow enough food for three meals a day – even in the face of an extreme climate and poor soil. Keyhole Gardens […]

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French urban gardening

4. December 2010

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The urban gardening trend that’s greening up cities all over the world arrived in Paris recently. Four giant, plant-filled displays throughout Paris gave visitors an immersive dose of green, oxygen-rich life during these darker winter days. http://springwise.com/weekly/2010-12-01.htm#mabulleetmoi

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Green roofs sprout in USA and Canada

2. December 2010

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Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in US cities with major initiatives in Chicago, Portland and Washington.According to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities roughly 10 million square feet of green roofs were built in 2009, compared to a million in 2004. Toronto, Canada has become the first city in the Western Hemisphere to mandate green […]

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