Category Archives: Encounters with Nature

Adopt-a-Plant

Inspired by Mark Watson’s article ‘Getting Connected’ which I read on Energy Bulletin, ¬†http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-03-19/getting-connected¬†I’ve decided to invite people to my organic farm to try out one of the activities he mentions, although I’m calling it Adopt-a-Plant rather than restricting it … Continue reading

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Pest Control

It’s really very rewarding to grow good organic vegetables and to hear people say how tasty they are, and it’s equally satisfying to know that you are helping to build up biodiversity both in the soil and above ground on … Continue reading

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Kids’ Stuff

The situation in Japan and the MENA countries has the distinct feel of a world imploding, and I can’t help but think that things are likely to deteriorate further over the next few years as global warming, peak oil and … Continue reading

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Losing Touch with Nature

A recent article by Kevin Armitage at The Solutions Journal resonated with me on a number of points: http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/814 It looks at the problem of the modern Western child’s lack of contact with the natural world, and the consequences of … Continue reading

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‘Jug, Jug’ to dirty ears.

During the last couple of months or so I’ve often heard a Collared Scops Owl making it’s soft call in the tree overhanging my flat. On one memorable occasion there were three of them calling from different places nearby. I’ve … Continue reading

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