Tag Archives: allotment

Is organic farming out of date?

There’s evidence that organic methods can be very productive, as I’ll discuss in this blog when I get around to that. I grow food on an allotment here in Britain. There, like many modern allotmenteers, I use organic methods. I … Continue reading

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Act locally

We’ve all heard the slogan, ‘Think globally, act locally.’ Here in Britain that can mean getting involved with Garden Organic’s Healthy Communities. Gardener or not, organic or not, you can be part of this. For example if you’re in Farnham, … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera of the month: Large white and small white butterflies

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, a day late for July, let’s admire the cabbage whites. Admire them? Well, more likely loathe them. For … Continue reading

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Bees and butterflies are doing surprisingly well in Britain

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk tells us that, in Britain this year, bees and butterflies are doing better than expected. There’s still time to do the Big Butterfly Count one sunny day, and we’re getting plenty of sunny days! I did the … Continue reading

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Electric cars and bacterial plastics

We need to get better at using organisms. Organisms are alive so they can breed. That is, they’re renewable. Some of them can be used in ways that, people claim, are sustainable. That is, using some organisms is supposed to … Continue reading

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British allotments’ history

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from Britain says about itself: The English Enclosures July 19, 2011 The devastating enclosures of the English commons forced peasants into the labour market and the factories of the industrial revolution.…

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Crop of the month: Asparagus

The moon was full two weeks ago, so I’m late writing about harvest this month. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, let’s admire asparagus. I’d like to tell you that the … Continue reading

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