Grow, nature

Celebrate Samhain

While Halloween attracts the most media attention, there’s more to 31st October than sweets and costumes. For those who celebrate Samhain, it marks a passing of seasons, and a time when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest. Some choose to focus on remembering the dead, whether setting a place at the […]

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Eat, Gift, Grow, Make

Leftover Luxury

If you want to live a minimum waste life, it doesn’t mean you have to eat unappetising food. I’ve found the opposite. Using leftovers often results in the tastiest meals. You can also top up your store-cupboard with gourmet food by making the most of your leftovers. Here are a few ideas. Chutney A board […]

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Make, nature

Wildlife Watch

It can be easy to forget about wildlife when you’re less inclined to go outdoors yourself. However, our support is needed more than ever at this time of year. Here are some ways you can help. Leave food out. Meat based cat food can help hedgehogs – but avoid mealworms, peanuts and milk as all […]

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Eat, Make

Frugal Friday: Halloween on a Budget

With Halloween imminent, the shops are full of plastic tat and disposable costumes. Rather than spend money on stuff that will end up in landfill after a few days of use, opt for eco-friendly decor – and take a zero-waste approach for food on a budget too. Pumpkin Carving Forget plastic pumpkins. Carve your own […]

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Art, Make

Make Your Crafting Dreams Come True With HCA Bursaries

Are you an artist of craftsperson? You could be in luck… The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has called for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries recognising people working in traditional skills. Craftspeople can be nominated for Heritage Crafts Maker of the Year, HCA/Marsh Trainer of the Year, and HCA/Marsh Volunteer of the Year. […]

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Flower Hunting

  Over the spring and summer  I’ve loved taking photos for #Wildflowerhour on Twitter, sharing my week’s finds between 8 and 9pm each Sunday, and seeing the flowers others have spotted. It’s a great way to learn – and see how  seasonal changes vary from place to place. Now that the weather is cooler, rather […]

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