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organic food, philosophy and farming benfitting biodiversity, health and ecology.


Themes related to organic food, farming > biodiversity, ecology include food, health, agriculture. biodiversity. ecology.



recent organic food, farming > biodiversity, ecology posts

organic grassland deficiency symptoms

Nitrogen   Light green colour with yellowing of leaf base, reduced growth and sparse ground cover due to lack of nitrogen. Made worse by Low or high pH soils. Sandy or light soils (leaching.) Low organic matter. Drought conditions. High rainfall (leaching) or heavy irrigation. Addition or high levels of non-decomposed organic matter/manure (eg straw). Fast growing crops.  

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agriculture, biodiversity, fertility, grass, organic, pasture,
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allotments landscape Cornwall

It makes a change from photos of flowers and food: this is the landscape from the top of the site. Many of the allotments are organic. Most appealing feature (for me) is the diversity. It's amazing how inventive people are when they have the opportunity (in this case, access to land). Related: allotments, Cornwall, landscape, photos, organic, gardens

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allotments, Cornwall, gardens, landscape, organic, photos,
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biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand

A joined-up-thinking (and feeling) approach to food production has produced signs of hope in Thailand. Rather than leaving food production and the survival of life on Earth to mutants with calculators and profit and loss obsessions, a small group that turned its back on industrial farming and monocultures has been able to weather the storm surprisingly well - by focusing on organic farming and

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agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,
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kiwi fruit - Cornwall allotments

Bought for the princely sum of £1 a couple of years ago from a supermarket: What was about 3 inches high has gradually grown into a reasonable bush, clinging to  net fencing on my allotment. I am very pleased to discover it has set lots of flowers. garden photos It has had all sorts of weather to contend with - up to 2 inches of rain a day (December to February), very cold and dry April,

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Cornwall, fruit, gardens, kiwi, organic, vitamins,
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organic veg with comfrey compost

The compost experiment I described earlier has been successful, apparently. These are the crops , photographed on 26th May, a few weeks after the very cold weather abated. I'll take more photos today (8th June) to add later. The potatoes are Duke of York. I dug the first root yesterday and the crop is good quality and very tasty. They'd be a lot bigger if I waited, but patience is on vacation

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comfrey, compost, gardens, organic, photos, self-sufficiency,
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Comfrey organic compost experiment

I'm a fan of Comfrey as a mineral mine (especially potassium) for organic growers, but the standard advice to delay your potato planting until the first cut of Comfrey is ready (typically about 5% of the annual crop) makes little sense. So I experimented: Last years' compost bin had 1 bale of wetted straw, a year's growth of Comfrey from 10 plants (about 200 lb), and approximately 200 lb of

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compost, environment, fertility, gardens, organic, soil,
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Unplugged from the Corporate World

Short story - Unplugged from the Corporate World Nearly two years has passed since Paul exited the commercial world, his caravan on Ivor's farm is homely, his own plot of land providing most of what he eats, with surplus salads to sell, and Ivor, being a wise old bird with no paper qualifications realises it's time for the occasional chat with Paul to help the young fellow slow down a bit. "

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alienation, banking, compost, corporations, debt, fiction, freedom, organic, self-sufficiency,
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plant-based diet, health and climate change

An academic study has analysed the benefits to the environment and the population of the world that are possible through dietary change. food study Their conclusions: The food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions while unhealthy diets and high body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature mortality.

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climate change, farming, food, health, organic, self-sufficiency,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming communities

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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Allotment Gardening - organic guide

Full title: Allotment Gardening - An organic guide for beginners, by Susan Berger. After 40+ years I hope I'm not a beginner, but this fine book certainly brings me up to date, and has useful sections on rotations, improving the soil and producing your own compost (either in a bin, or by using green manures to keep the minerals from washing away and feeding the worms and bacteria with fresh

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books, compost, gardens, health, internet, organic, soil, wellbeing,
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organics, soul and planet

On (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8174482.stm) the news  there is a report that organic foods show no benefit to the consumers compared what they call 'normal' foods. By "normal", they mean artificially fertilised, pest controlled etc. It seems typical of this fragmented age that the report doesn't even mention the planet or the human psyche and soul.  The organic movement started to

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biodiversity, Earth, gardens, organic, photos, soil, soul, wildlife,
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non-GMO layers pellets and pond supplies, Bude Cornwall

I've tried to buy non-GMO1 layers pellets for my poultry in Bude district, North Cornwall and the farm suppliers don't stock them. Likewise the pet shops say I'll have to go to Wadebridge for pond supplies - water filters and pumps, anti fungus treatment for pond fish, etc. The good news is, Stable Door in Bude stock all these and more! their opening times: Opening Times Monday - Friday·9:00am

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Bude, Cornwall, GMO, miscellany 1, Monsanto, organic, pets, poultry, self-sufficiency,
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Soil Association Organic September

In the UK, the Soil Association, our largest accreditor of truly organic standards of food production, is promoting http://www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember to introduce more people to organic food. Food grown in a manner that supports the health / wellbeing of both people and planet Organic sales are steadily growing by around 5% a year in the UK. While spending on food overall is

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agriculture, biodiversity, environment, food, gardens, health, organic, Social media, wellbeing,
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