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Shell are planning to start drilling for oil in the frozen north off the coast of Alaska later this month. The Arctic is a vulnerable environment and Shell’s plans put wildlife such as polar bears and walruses at risk…. Greenpeace have come up with a creative way of registering an objection to Shell’s plans ...

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Hi all, ironic that John has written this the day before UK agricultural research John Innes Centre announced a big GM project to engineer a pea/cereal cross so the same international business and research establishment interests that created "Green Revolution" fertilizer dependant cereals will now fix our dependency on fertilizers with effectively an all together new plant (or ...


You may find this thought provoking, you may not? Comments please. Thank you for watching the movie, THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? You can enjoy watching the movie at any time, resuming from where you last left off, at the following link: If you are having trouble viewing the movie, try watching it on our ...


Tomatoes will thrive in a greenhouse in midsummer with the right light, warmth, water and feed. But there's no point in ruining your hard work by watching the plant collapse under its own weight, when some simple staking will save the day. Nor do you want too many leaves when it's the precious fruits you ...

Create a wildflower meadow

If you have a patch of lawn in an open, sunny site, it could be transformed into a wildflower meadow. Apart from providing cover and food for wildlife, it requires far less maintenance than a traditional lawn and can be planted with a wide range of wildflowers to provide interest from spring to the end ...

What is Mulch?

Mulch is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool and make the garden bed look more attractive. Organic mulches also help improve the soil’s fertility, as they decompose. Organic Mulch Examples ...

Invitation: SEED MATTER Part II ‘Living Fields’

I am delighted to present an invitation for new solo exhibition this july at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Hope this may be on interest and perhaps you could email to people who would be interested in visiting the show over the next couple of weeks. Christine Mackey, Photo documentation courtesy of Mrs. Sanaa ...

APPLE SCAB (Venturia inaequalis)

Apple scab is the most economically destructive disease of apples in the world, and it is the most destructive fungal disease affecting the home apple planting. It is most severe in regions that are cool, humid and rainy. If left untreated, it will cause green, brown, or black lesions on the leaves and corky areas ...

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