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Saving Seeds for next Green Revolution

10. February 2011

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“Suddenly plant breeding is sexy. In recent months, soaring prices of food, coupled with fears of runaway climate change, have brought calls for a renaissance in agricultural research — to boost crop yields and deliver new varieties that can stand the heat and drought of a greenhouse world. The world needs a repeat of the […]

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Spinach shows its true colours

8. February 2011

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Spinach shows its true colours

If you are pondering the delights of growing spinach in your garden this year than you might be interested to  know about  an exciting development concerning this popular plant. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have confirmed a system for converting visible light into hydrogen fuel based on using sunlight and spinach. […]

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My Seedy Sunday

6. February 2011

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My Seedy Sunday

Saving and swapping seeds took on a whole new meaning for me today after spending a couple of hours at Seedy Sunday which took place in Hove Town Hall, East Sussex. This is where the campaign to  protect our seed varieties originally began in the UK some 10 years ago and which I can report […]

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

30. January 2011

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

On 6th February one of  THE gardening events of the year takes place in Hove. Seedy Sunday runs from 10-4.30pm in Hove Centre in Norton Road and costs just £2.This quote from their web-site explains what it is all about: “Seedy Sunday has blazed the trail for UK seed swaps over the past decade: it […]

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Food from the Sky

21. January 2011

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Food from the Sky

Food from the Sky  is  a pioneering food growing and educational project in Crouch End, North London on the roof top of Thornton’s Budgens supermarket ” A new template for the future” They have just launched seed2seed – a year foundation course for individuals wanting to “Grow Life and Food in our most cemented places!” […]

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Ready to plant mats grow into gardens

19. January 2011

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Just discovered this innovative garden product for those who want to grow their own but dont quite have the experience and knowledge just yet. Constructed of burlap and a paper-like material made of plant fiber, Amber’s Garden Ready-to-Plant mats are designed to take the guesswork out of seed spacing, seed depth and when to plant. […]

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How to grow veg in the city

10. January 2011

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How to grow veg in the city

London is bursting with new initiatives about how to grow your own food in the smallest of places . With just 1-2 metres of space anyone can happily grow a range of gourmet herbs, salads and vegetables like: peppers, basil, chillies, carrots, tomatoes, beetroot, mange tout and French beans.          Use re-cycled […]

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Allotment Inspiration

6. January 2011

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Allotment Inspiration

Setting-up and maintaining a plot can seem daunting, particularly for the inexperienced vegetable grower. If you are thinking about this idea then check out a new book called The Allotment Source Book by Caroline Foley which is a complete reference for everything to do with managing an allotment, from soil and plot organisation to propagation […]

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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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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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