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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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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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How to Improve Diet – The Initial Steps

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How to Improve Your Diet Taking the First Steps If you are looking to improve your diet, in the first instance you need to be totally honest with yourself about what you eat and how often you eat it.  It has been shown that people often report to others and themselves something quite different from…

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What are Honey Bees And Why Are They Important?

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So, Exactly What are these Important Bees?  Honey bees are social insects like ants and other hymenoptera. (membrane winged insects) Do you know what being a social insect means? They are insects which live in large groups. These are called colonies and a single honey bee colony can have as many as 60,000 bees in…

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Grow Your Own Food in Containers (Part 2)

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Grow Your Own Food in Containers  In my last post I gave a list of bits and pieces you’ll need to grow delicious fruit, veg and herbs in containers, plus a list of seeds and plants I recommend growing. Seed packets usually have clear sowing instructions on the back, but growing food in containers is…

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How to Start a 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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How to Grow Food in Containers (Part 1)

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  How to Grow Food in Containers Do you want to know how to grow food in small spaces? Growing organic food in containers is one of the most rewarding pastimes and I’ve grown my own produce for years and have had plenty of successes (and failures!) but the one thing that always inspires me…

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