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grow your own food, make & mend, DIY



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lead by example,   vote with your wallet ,   empathy.
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recent grow your own posts


My search for the best dog food

My dog became older-looking and much less glossy coat as she approached 10 years old. I wondered if her absorption of nutrients wasn't so good, and read the analysis of her dog food (working dog formula - suitable for sheep dogs and hunting dogs). The food is based on cereals, with some added meat extracts and fats. The added minerals are very impressive and put human food to shame, but only

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dogs, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, pets, popular science, vitamins, votewithyourwallet,
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Resurgence of Wholeness

What to do tomorrow? Timid Or Mundane, Or a Radical Resurgence Of Wholeness tags: poems, psychology, leadbyexample, growyourown, wholeness

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growyourown, leadbyexample, poems, psychology, selfcare, wholeness,
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the role of empathy in transformation

transformation begins at home A better world begins with one grow your own society contagious empathy labels:  empathy, poems, psychology, sociology,  transformation, growyourown

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empathy, growyourown, poems, psychology, selfcare, sociology, transformation,
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Solar PV - clean energy, wobbly finance

Mixed news on solar generation of electricity On the one hand, buyers of homes are steering clear of homes with leased solar PV panels on the roof, because of uncertainty and complications surrounding the owners of the panels - a private company, and the guarantors of the tariffs - government. It's hardly news that a week is a long time in politics, so a twenty five year guarantee of feed in

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batteries, debt, environment, growyourown, internet, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,
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grass carp farming

I've always liked pasture, especially with real, native, mixed species hedgerows and the occasional mature native tree in the field. There's lots of beef and sheep farming hereabouts (North Cornwall), which is fine, but: a. In an overpopulated world, 500 lbs of of meat per acre every other year seems a small crop; b. Small farms are failing, because the profit per acre is miniscule with large

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agriculture, books, carp, Cornwall, fish, food, gardens, grass carp, growyourown, photos, popular, self-sufficiency,
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Breeding goldfish in your garden pond

There is a huge amount of complicated 'advice' about breeding goldfish - especially food for the very young fish (aka fry). The truth is, unless you want to breed as a business, it's really easy: Your top priority is to keep your main pond (#1) healthy. The commonest problem with newcomers to fish keeping is over feeding. An established pond (12 months +) will produce more food than your fish

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carp, ecology, fish, gardens, growyourown, hobbies, nature, self-sufficiency,
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Unplugged from the Corporate World

Short story - Unplugged from the Corporate World  #alienation #debt #freedom #GrowYourOwn #leadbyexample 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

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alienation, debt, fiction, freedom, growyourown, leadbyexample,
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walnuts and bananas beat advertised 'health' food

Some interesting health-related news today. Business as usual, really, in so far as the best foods don't advertise. In a (wal)nutshell, the message is - the best use for your multi-mineral and vitamin tablets is probably added to a compost heap, and walnuts, in moderation, are very healthy: Bananas Take One A Day VitaCraves Adult Gummy Multivitamins, for example. Right now, they’re on

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advertising, ageing, compost, diet, growyourown, healthyfood, nutrition, positive mental attitude, wellbeing,
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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, growyourown, health, organic, self-sufficiency,
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Pathological Wealth - and solutions

#pathologicalwealth - a hashtag that is overdue! A preamble to the video of Ethos Genesis Post-mechanisation,the production and distribution of basic needs is so simple that we should all be bored stiff. In fact, most people are too busy and exhausted due to the corrupting effects of #pathologicalwealth of the few, and disinterest on self-education by many of the poorest. The following

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alienation, banking, bullying, corporations, debt, democracy, denial, growyourown, love, pathological wealth, Social media, votewithyourwallet,
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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, growyourown, health, healthyfood, internet, organic, soil, wellbeing,
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Grow Your Own Fruit - Carol Klein

Grow Your Own Fruit is published by the RHS (Royal Horticultural society), and covers all aspects of choosing, propagating and protecting your fruit garden. # Hardcover: 224 pages # Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 1st Edition edition (5 Jan 2009) # Language English # ISBN-10: 1845334345 # ISBN-13: 978-1845334345 Nearly every purchaser has given the book 5 stars, so there! I have a

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books, diet, fruit, gardens, growyourown, health, wellbeing,
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optimum food for free range hens - sprouting wheat for vitamins

It is clear to me, having kept 'free range' hens, that layers pellets are not the only food they need or like. They clearly like grass, especially young short shoots, but in the winter the grass either doesn't grow here (Cornwall) or it is drowned and the hens turn the whole plot to mud if they have access. I also feed mixed poultry corn: 90% wheat and 10 % maize, but several facts have led to

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agriculture, books, Cornwall, education, featured, freedom, freefrom, growyourown, poultry, self-sufficiency, vitamins,
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healthy foods don't advertise (wellbeing, nutrition v corporations)

Abstract: Evidence based dietary guidelines contrasted with corporate funded science and corporate funded advertising. It is a scientifically tested fact that - other factors such as exercise, genetics, habits being equal - people eating a diet rich in antioxidants suffer less from heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and the degenerative diseases associated with ageing. This post is aimed at

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advertising, corporations, diet, freefrom, growyourown, health, healthyfood, longevity, love, matrix, nutrition, popular, popular science, superfoods, vitamins, wellbeing,
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