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Urban Farming Explored

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Urban Farming Imagine a local farm producing masses of delicious, fresh, succulent organic fruit and vegetables all year round. You may live miles away from green fields, but this farm is different as it’s tucked away in the middle of your town or city! Urban farms are popping up all over the world and there…

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What? My Homegrown Cabbages are Patented?!

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This probably sounds like a completely ridiculous question, but I’m afraid this is not as far-fetched as it first appears. Whether you grow your own veggies or not, our whole food system is becoming monopolised and it could well be that those crunchy green cabbages you have grown are patented! If you eat fruit and…

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Community Supported Agriculture

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Why Should I Get Involved With Community Supported Agriculture? If you are interested in eating fresh, healthy, local food but don’t have the space to grow your own – or perhaps the know-how, then becoming a member of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm may be just up your street! CSA farms are worldwide, generally small…

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Stop Food Waste Today

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Stop food waste As populaces increase, the need for food will certainly increase too. Considering that approximately 1/3 of all food generated around the world every year is chucked out, food waste urgently needs to be suppressed. It comes at a cost of approximately $680 billion to industrialized countries, and $315 billion to arising countries. However, there are means to produce…

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How to Community Garden – A Beginner’s Guide

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How to Start a Community Garden Task Force. 10 Save the Earth Cooperative guidelines that will enable you to start a garden community task force in your area.   Steps 1 -5     Join Save the Earth and we’ll set up a local Save the Earth Facebook group and invite other local members to…

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Problems with Soy

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Image Amy Wilson, CSIRO Creative Commons 3.0 License Problems with Soy It has come to light that soy production decimates vast swathes of rainforest. Of course, we are talking about industrial production and not smallholder farming and more ethical organic providers. According to the WWF, global soy production has risen sharply from 130 million tonnes…

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What is Permaculture?

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Image: Claire Gregory’s suburban permaculture garden in Sheffield, UK, 2009 What is Permaculture? You may wonder “What is permaculture?”. Well, a fundamental idea in permaculture is observing and also complying with nature’s patterns. Permaculture advocates create human systems that rely upon organic ecological and social communities. Less ambiguous than the term “sustainability”, permaculture puts forward a…

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Easy Aquaponics?

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Image via Wikimedia Creative Commons Easy Aquaponics? Have you got fish tank? Then you could start growing food at home today. “Aquaponics” involves growing plants in water. The system of aquaculture is one in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals provides nutrients to plants which you grow hydroponically. In addition, the…

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Rise of the Vegetarian Butchers

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Just a handful of years ago, the suggestion of vegetarian butchers would have attracted derision. Yet the principle, which started with one solitary store, is going worldwide and the mocking is fading away (Not completely though – there is always room for the skeptic and veggie hater- diversity is key to life!) What is a…

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