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The Man Who Plants Trees

Edgar Vaid

Edgar Vaid reviews the biography of a man who, after a supernatural experience, takes it upon himself to clone species of tree that he deems 'special'; trees that he believes may be crusaders in the fight against global warming ... more...

Frontline Online: We all like Spring - but not in the depths of Winter

January 22st, 2013

Lorna Howarth

The Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on news and action from the environmental frontline more...
How to…build a raised flowerbed

How to… build a raised flowerbed

Priyanka Mogul and Bethany Hubbard

2nd March, 2012

Whether it’s poor soil or limited space, a raised bed could be the solution to your gardening woes. And with National gardening week approaching there's no better time than now more...
The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Mark Newton

23rd February, 2012

Alison Candlin’s opus does the basics brilliantly but doesn’t go into enough depth for Mark Newton more...
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October Monthly Newsletter

October 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

17th October, 2011

This month we investigate the complex issue of food speculation - looking at the impact speculative trading of food commodities, such as wheat, has on the price of food. To access your newsletter log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page more...
War on Want

TAKE ACTION to demand a strong supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

12th October, 2011

Join War on Want's campaign for a independent supermarket watchdog to help stop supplier bullying more...
migrant workers

Bitter harvest: how exploitation and abuse stalks migrant workers on UK farms

Andrew Wasley

10th October, 2011

Migrant workers are vital for meeting the UK's demand for year-round fruit and vegetables. But despite improvements since the Morecambe Bay tragedy, allegations of poor conditions and abuse in the horticulture sector persist. Andrew Wasley reports more...
mega salad farms

Inside the salad 'mega-farm' supplying the UK's appetite for lettuce

Andrew Wasley

10th October, 2011

In contrast to the squalid conditions faced by many migrant farm workers, employees of salad producer G's Marketing live in specially-built hostels with a social centre, sports pitches and a bar. Is this the future of industrial horticulture? Andrew Wasley reports more...
Migrant worker

Why ethical food trade is only possible with supermarket action

Julia Hawkins

1st September, 2011

International supply chains leave the horticultural workers harvesting our food in poor countries highly vulnerable to exploitation. Retailers, unions, NGOs and governments must work together to tackle this, says Julia Hawkins more...
tomato slaves

Scandal of the 'tomato slaves' harvesting crop exported to UK

Andrew Wasley

1st September, 2011

Across Italy an invisible army of migrant workers harvests tomatoes destined for our dinner plates. Paid poverty wages and living in squalor, medical charities have described conditions as 'hell'. Andrew Wasley reports from Basilicata, southern Italy more...
permaculture

Time for gardeners to stop living the ‘Good Lie’

Bob Sherman

22nd July, 2011

Amateur gardeners striving to live the 'Good Life' should ensure they check the contents of store-bought compost. For peat's sake - we need to think beyond our backyards and choose compost carefully more...

Horticulture: 1/14 of 14

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...
Polytunnel

Let's use the Gulf Stream to increase UK food production

Adam York

9th June, 2010

Our current patterns of veg growing mostly ignore the fact that the UK is much warmer than it should be for its latitude - and we could exploit that more...

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