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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...
Supermarket rooftop garden

Supermarket rooftop gardens: an exercise in community building?

Eifion Rees

26th July, 2011

Eifion Rees reports on the group bringing the heart back to supermarkets with a rooftop vegetable garden more...
Grow Your Own Food

How to Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners

Andy McKee

15th July, 2011

Taking into account the limited space available to the urban gardener, Clift and Cuthbert have produced a tome that’s perfect for the inner city horticulturalist, says Andy McKee more...
wildflowers

Five of the best…British wildflowers

Jeff Holman

1st July, 2011

From Viper’s Bugloss to Field Scabious, a scattering of wildflowers can help turn your garden into a haven for wildlife, says Jeff Holman more...
Honey bees

TAKE ACTION to protect Britain's bees

Matilda Lee

5th July, 2011

Sign the petition to ban neonicotinoids in the UK and help safeguard Britain's threatened bee population more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

Chemical companies 'misleading' gardeners over toxic pesticides

Sarah Bentley

29th June, 2011

Despite a surge of interest in organic gardening, green fingered consumers continue to favour toxic chemicals to combat pests. But are they being exploited by clever marketing and inaccurate labelling? Sarah Bentley investigates more...
sleeping hedgehog

Top 10...garden wildlife

Katie Fuller

28th June, 2011

From hedgehogs to house sparrows, British gardens are havens for native fauna. The RSPB’s Katie Fuller rounds up her favourites more...
Garden Organic's 'I don't dig peat' campaign

TAKE ACTION to save the UK's peat bogs

Matilda Lee

28th June, 2011

Be an eco-friendly gardener and make a promise to be peat-free more...
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare

CAMPAIGN HERO: Lindsay Boswell of community food network FareShare

Matilda Lee

21st June, 2011

Inspiring businesses to reuse food that would have otherwise be sent to landfill, the pioneering group FareShare collects and distributes it to homeless shelters: feeding the needy, saving CO2 and diverting waste from landfill more...
Southbank Centre's rooftop garden

Homeless gardeners provide makeover for iconic Southbank building

Helena Drakakis

14th June, 2011

They used to sleep beneath London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Now a pioneering collaboration between the Southbank Centre and a housing association is giving a group of ex-homeless a chance to create a rooftop garden more...
gardener

‘Blooming Britain’: a very different sort of garden

Henry Gass

10th June, 2011

Henry/Bragg’s groundbreaking ‘Blooming Britain’ exhibition switches the focus from the slick professionals of Chelsea to the enthusiastic amateur gardeners found in every corner of the UK more...
Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens: The Way of Hen

Lindsey Warren

9th June, 2011

Don’t let the new-age title put you off, says Lindsey Warren. Clea Danaan’s Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens is a witty, original take on the art of hen husbandry more...

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chickens

The A-Z of chicken keeping

Jeff Holman

7th June, 2011

Can’t tell your Marans from your Malays? Jeff Holman presents the A to Z guide to chicken keeping more...
Chat Moss Peat site

'Britain's rainforests' in danger as gardeners love affair with peat continues

Sam Campbell

3rd June, 2011

While the proposed sell off of UK forests attracted a chorus of criticism, the destruction of peat bogs continues almost unnoticed. Sam Campbell reports from current flashpoint Chat Moss, near Manchester
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roses

UK in bloom: five brilliant British gardens

Jeff Holman

27th May, 2011

Britain's garden designers just keep getting better as this year's Chelsea Flower Show proved. And as Jeff Holman discovered, there’s plenty more where that came from more...
manure

Five of the best…natural and organic fertilisers

Jeff Holman

20th May, 2011

Chemical free and perfect for an organic kitchen garden, Jeff Holman rounds up the organic fertilisers that will leave your plants blooming gorgeous 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...
Herbs

How to…grow your own herbs

Hazel Sillver

17th May, 2011

Whether you’re after a garden that’s both pretty and practical, or a ready supply of flavoursome home-grown herbs; Hazel Sillver has the goods on making your dream herb garden a reality more...
picking fruit

Top 10… self-sustainability courses and workshops

Tom Antebi

13th May, 2011

Be it chicken keeping, foraging or organic gardening, if it's the good life you want, there’s a course out there for you. Tom Antebi rounds up some of the best 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...
tulips

What is a seedbomb?

Josie Jeffery

4th May, 2011

In an exclusive extract from her new book, Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers, author and gardener, Josie Jeffery, explains the seedbomb phenomenon more...
Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Ruth Styles

28th April, 2011

Josie Jeffery’s opus is a call to arms for gardeners and the community spirited alike, says Ruth Styles

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Warren Carter

How ethical food production can change troubled lives

Jan Goodey

26th April, 2011

From Slough to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project in Brighton, Warren Carter is a radical food grower on a mission to transform the lives of troubled youngsters. Jan Goodey meets him more...
Take action to green your cuppa!

TAKE ACTION: Campaigns to green your cuppa

Matilda Lee

13th April, 2011

As part of the Ecologist's special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar, here's how to get involved in cleaning up your cuppa more...
butterfly feeding

Super nature: creating a wildlife garden

Hazel Sillver

22nd March, 2011

From birds to dragonflies and butterflies to bees, Hazel Sillver explains how to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife more...

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