Category Archives: Health

Citizen Science: Living Soils, Growing Food

This morning, I had a muscle spasm in my back, which was not only excruciatingly painful but caused me to collapse. So, that put paid to any major gardening activities, though it didn’t stop me sneaking out once or twice … Continue reading

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Hairy Bittercress

Until ten years ago, I walked everywhere – or for long(er) distance journeys, took the train. Then circumstances changed and I got a car. Over time, my life evolved to make use of the car more and more frequently. For … Continue reading

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Industrial food vs organic homegrown food

Watching this short video made me ever so glad I eat largely organic food. Food with my insecticide, no thank you! The Future of Food

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Autumn seedlings

For the first time in over a year, the slugs and snails seem to have been out with a vengeance recently. Before we went to Scarborough last weekend, I was really pleased to see carrots starting up between some kale. … Continue reading

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Ever heard of bilberries?

As if my weekend couldn’t get any better, we took a trip to Brimham Rocks today. I’d always imagined them to be like many other rocks, in that they would be just one lump of rock on the edge of a hillside.  … Continue reading

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Helping refugees

Before I had my daughter, I used to do voluntary work for an organisation which encouraged the media to report stories on refugees in a fair light.  Issues related to refugees are still dear to my heart and I hope … Continue reading

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Braving the artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes have needed digging up for some time now. As it’s been a warm winter and it doesn’t look there will be a freeze any time soon, it seemed likely that if they weren’t harvested in the near … Continue reading

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