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Fairtrade flowers

A walk round my local ethical supermarket ‘Who Cares’ in Bradford on Avon has revealed that once again we are in Fairtrade Fortnight, a time to highlight the importance of buying ethical coffee, sugar, chocolate, bananas and all manner of other imported goods. 208 more words

Our Flower Patch

Episode 11: Kate Sparks of Lilies and Lavender in Pennsylvania


Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Lilies and Lavender is a sustainably managed cut flower farm and design studio that has provided beautiful, locally grown flowers and natural, eco-chic wedding floral designs to the greater Philadelphia metro area since 1998.  83 more words

Organic Gardening

All Nations Food Forest - Understanding the Design Process

The term design can mean many things to many people, so it’s important to understand what the design process actually is, what it entails and its intended purpose and objectives. 2,015 more words

Urban Agriculture

I learned a new term this week: Hellstrip. Hellstrip refers to the baking hot area between the street and sidewalk or driveway. A book has been published about these gardens and there is a Facebook page. 328 more words

Treasure Coast Living

Benefits of worm farming & Building your own recycled worm farm.

In the UK 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year. This contributes to land fill and and the production of methane gases which contributes significantly to greenhouse gases. 1,052 more words

Building A Worm Farm

Flower Bombs for Bees

What began as a kind of guerrilla gardening has become a full-fledged plan to repopulate the country’s bee population.

“Guerrilla gardeners” have been known to throw balls of seeds and fertilizer into fenced-off spaces, often urban and neglected, to make things greener. 285 more words