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Dealing with pests organically: recruiting wildlife helpers

12 April 2018

Last summer I was occasionally interrupted by a regular tapping sound from outside the window, early in the morning. At first I was annoyed, but then I discovered that it was a song thrush, beating snails to death on the road in front of the house. The first time I knew that a song thrush […]

What Can I Grow in January?

2 January 2018

Fresh from the excesses of Christmas, and with the urge to turn over a new leaf, now might be a good time to tackle getting the garden ready for the season ahead! If you need to make structural changes, such as building or moving beds, or adding/improving paths, then bright days are useful. But, of […]

Eating Organic Measurably Reduces Pesticides in Your Body

Fresh vegetables photo by Brooke Cagle (Unsplash)

11 April 2016

Here’s a link to a study showing that eating organic reduces pesticides in your body. A new study, published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first and largest of its kind and it takes us a step closer to understanding the health risks of pesticide exposure by making a clearer connection between the food […]

Start Small

6 February 2016

If you’re just starting out growing your own food, our top recommendation is “start small”! You’ll enjoy it more. You won’t feel overwhelmed. And your plants will appreciate the extra attention they’ll get. Constrain yourself! A good way to start small is to grow in containers or pots. Put your containers in a sunny space […]

We’ll Dangle the Carrot to Help you Learn to Grow

1 February 2016

So you want to grow delicious food at home. But getting everything together, and keeping going all season can seem daunting. We can help by guiding you every step of the way. You’ll get the information you need – when you need it. Imagine having an expert gardening friend on hand to gently remind you […]

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