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Making Good Food Affordable

I'm always stunned at how uninformed many people are regarding the nutritional benefits (and costs) of the food they buy and eat. 

Our watershed moment

We humans need water for life, we love it for leisure, we make art out of it; yet we also waste it, dirty it, privatise it, use it as a weapon and, most …

Going Soil-Friendly

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the …

Three Weeds You Can Eat

When I’m out weeding, I’m foraging as well.

We’re at TTIPing point

Put bluntly, both EU and US corporate lobby groups, and their political allies, view the TTIP as an opportunity to over-ride the rules and regulations that …

The Art of Fermentation

One way to reduce household energy use associated with food is to adopt fermentation as a primary means of food preservation.

Crops of the past and future

Developing perennial varieties of grains, legumes, and vegetables can help save precious soil.

Top 10 books for summer

We’ve put together our list of top 10 new book releases, just in time for the summer holidays.

Growing the Open Food Revolution

The open food movement has been developing at a pace in recent months through projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source …

Farming peace for Palestine

Olive trees in the Holy Land are a renowned symbol of peace.

"Pollinators of Native Plants" is a Great Resource for Creating Pollinator Habitat

A whole range of people will find Heather Holm's book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as …
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