Tag Archives: Green Books

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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The links between poverty and environmental degradation

Poverty is linked to environmental degradation. The poor live in the most polluted places, in proximity to industrial areas, close to transport lines, in neighborhoods poorly serviced in water supply or garbage collection. One way of apprehending poverty in other … Continue reading

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The first chapter of an incredible story of a friendship between a critically-ill woman and… a snail Continue reading

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5 reasons why cycling to work is a great choice

Check out why more and more people are cycling to work Continue reading

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3 ways to keep this turtle happy (Hint: make your children’s toys environmentally friendly)

Have you ever worried that your kid’s toys are destroying the planet? Here are some ways to have fun without hurting the environment. Continue reading

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Hot Beds out in the cold

The ancient method of growing vegetables in hot beds, used by the Victorians and by the Romans, harnesses the natural process of decay to cultivate out-of-season crops. Jack First is the UK expert on hot beds. If anyone can persuade … Continue reading

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Fiddleheads in a forest garden

I had such a good time with Martin Crawford at his forest garden this afternoon, with the sun shining through the trees; even though it was very wet underfoot and most things are still dormant, there were signs of shoots … Continue reading

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