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Can you cut energy costs and carbon emissions at the same time?

Together with environmental concerns, earning money or saving money is the most obvious reason why community energy projects get started. Continue reading

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Take control of your food

Given all the recent food scandals – fipronil present in chicken eggs, pesticides present in school children’s foods – wouldn’t it be tempting to learn how to grow your own food?

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Baby-soft skin : soap recipe

Have you ever thought about making your own soap, free from all harmful additives?
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August- the perfect time to forage for giant puffballs

The flesh of the Giant Puffballs has been compared to cheese or tofu… Continue reading

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What sort of salad should you plant in July?

Hestitating what to plant next ? Let Charles Dowding help you The character of leaf harvests can swing back and forth throughout the summer as growth is so rapid, some sowings lasting less long than at other times of year, … Continue reading

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Should you think about using hempcrete when building your home?

With a good understanding of the material, and a little practice, hempcrete is a hugely rewarding material to work with Continue reading

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Finding an orchard in the heart of the city

But the critical thing is that the houses around us have been built on something: farmland, garden or, sometimes, orchard. Continue reading

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