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TAKE ACTION to stop supermarkets abusing their buyer power!

Ecologist

30th May, 2012

If you have bought bananas or pineapples in a supermarket recently did you know that many of the workers that plant, pack and grow them live in poverty? more...
How to... look after your orchard

The beginner's guide to growing your own fruit

Mark Briggs

14th May, 2012

Whether you live in the city or in the heart of rural England, planting your own fruit trees provides you with a free source of fruit and a boost for biodiversity more...
Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Mark Briggs

13th April, 2012

As the weather heats up, gardeners’ thoughts are turning towards seeds. We round up the top spots to pick up organic, ethically produced seeds more...
The Fruit Tree Handbook

The Fruit Tree Handbook

Andy McKee

3rd November, 2011

Packed with helpful hints and detailed explanation, The Fruit Tree Handbook is a must-read for ‘top fruit’ enthusiasts, says Andy McKee more...
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Green Business: Abel & Cole

Peter Salisbury

1st June, 2011

Keith Abel might not be much of an eco-warrior but he’s revolutionised the organic groceries sector – and made a mint in the process, says Peter Salisbury more...
Grow Your Food for Free

Grow Your Food for Free

Andy McKee

19th May, 2011

Packed with useful nuggets of advice; Dave Hamilton’s tome, says Andy McKee, has everything you need to kick start a more self-sufficient way of life more...
Community Orchards

What is a community orchard?

Matilda Lee

6th May, 2011

The pioneers behind Apple Day - Sue Clifford & Angela King of Common Ground - have recently published a handbook on community-owned fruit orchards. Here they give the Ecologist their top tips and advice on getting started more...
Goldenberries

Strange fruit: 8 tempting ideas from the orchard to brighten your week

Emma Cooper

14th September, 2010

Oranges, grapes and Granny Smiths are so last year, says Emma Cooper. This autumn, tuck into goji berries, strawberry spinach and wonderberries instead... more...
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How to start growing food on social housing estates

Christine Ottery

30th July, 2010

Estate community gardens are springing up in our cities - here's how to transform a derelict urban space into a food growing hub more...
The Alternative Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardening: an A to Z

Review by Alex McDonald; book extract by Emma Cooper

15th April, 2010

A is for allotments; B is for brocolli; C is for climate change... and U is for urine. 'The Alternative Kitchen Garden: an A-Z' is a companion for both inexperienced and expert gardeners more...

The London Orchard Project: bringing fruit to car parks

Jason Gleeson

17th March, 2010

Fruit consumption levels in London are woeful, and as a nation we import huge amounts from abroad. Why not grow more, closer to home, amongst the communities that will most benefit? more...
Apple Day

How to celebrate British apples

Laura Sevier

15th October, 2009

There's more to apples than Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. As this year's Apple Day approaches, Laura Sevier outlines the who, what and where of rare and local varieties more...

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Good Natured Fruit

Good Natured Fruit 'pesticide-free' claims in doubt

Tom Levitt

21st September, 2009

Multi-million pound brand Good Natured Fruit is marketed in Asda and Sainsbury's as 'pesticide free', but the company now admits it allows chemicals to be used during plants' life-cycle more...
Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner

Miriam Bhacker

10th August, 2009

Adam Leith Gollner's new book is a journey of discovery through the science, history, art and politics of fruit more...
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Dilemma: Should I feel guilty about the bananas in my fruit & veg box?

Matilda Lee

1st November, 2008

Fruit and veg box schemes used to be the preserve of ‘deep-greens’. Now everyone’s in on the act, however, is green shopping becoming greenwashing, asks Matilda Lee more...
Green Living

The slacker's guide to eating well

Ecologist

10th September, 2007

We can all eat well with a little thought and effort. Here's how... more...
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Junk food...Italy?

News

20th February, 2007

Italy, long seen as the healthy man of Europe, is beginning to suffer the effects of fast- and junk-food, the Guardian reports. more...
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Permanent Global Summertime

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

As the supermarket doors glide open there they are – cosmetically perfect, irresistibly firm, brilliantly coloured fruit and vegetables. And yet, when you get them home, they taste of nothing. Is it the way you cooked them, or have you just selected badly? No, you’ve been conned. more...

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