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Farming in Africa: Time to Debunk Some Myths

Originally posted on OJO Olawale :
New technologies and ideas – from mobile phone information systems to new crop varieties – are rapidly transforming agriculture across Africa. Yet the sector continues to be stereotyped as one synonymous with poverty and subsistence.…

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Mangarbani: Delhi’s last sacred forest grove

Originally posted on Save Mangar Bani:
Environmentalists have often voiced their concern about the groundwater depletion in the NCR region. Mindless deforestation is aggravating this problem further. What can be described as possibly the last stretch of virgin forests in…

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Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Dragons, Devils & Dinosaurs: A Symbiologist’s Guide to St George’s Day

Originally posted on Symbiology:
It’s St George’s Day today; here in England, this is the feast day of our Patron Saint.  We share him with a number of other countries including Moldova, Palestine and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Georgia, but we are…

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Where chocolate comes from

Chocolate… a food of joy and power. There are people who can take it or leave it, but I find that those people are in a minority. For the rest of us in the rich world, it may feel like … Continue reading

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Crop of the month: Leek

The moon was full last night so I’m thinking about harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, let’s admire the leek. At this time of year in Britain the leek (Allium … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Birch

Last night the moon was new so according to this version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’ extended into 2013, we’re now in the Month of the Birch. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this … Continue reading

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