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Archive for July, 2014

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations: Why is it needed? The pollinator population has seen a decline in recent years, which has raised concern amongst a number of organisations across the world. The reduction of animal pollinators can have diverse effects on many ecosystems throughout the world, as Plants are a primary food source for animals. Plants […]

Homemade Chocolate Cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake

Our thanks to Home Farmer reader Sally Holbrooke for sharing this recipe. This delicious chocolate cake is made made with malt vinegar and vegetable oil alongside the more familiar chocolate cake ingredients. We have left the measurements exactly as Sally gave them to us, so they are in cups rather than metric. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups […]

COOKING WITH QUINCE

COOKING WITH QUINCE

Really good little vid showing a few ideas, including a couple of innovative ones, for cooking with quince.

FORAGING FOR MEDLARS

FORAGING FOR MEDLARS

Interesting little vid showing what to look for when out foraging for medlars.

PREPARING AND COOKING WITH MEDLARS

PREPARING AND COOKING WITH MEDLARS

A useful vid taking you through the process of preparing medlars showing you the texture and giving some ideas for cooking with them.

PATERSON SWALLOWED BY ‘GREEN BLOB’

PATERSON SWALLOWED BY ‘GREEN BLOB’

After Michael Gove’s battles with the ‘blob’, it has now emerged as the scourge of former Environment Minister Owen Paterson, who describes it as the ‘green blob’ to perhaps differentiate it from the ‘erudite blob’. The ‘blob’, however, appears to have taken a 2:0 lead. Mr Paterson has recently been explaining to anyone prepared to […]

FOOD WASTE TO POWER SAINSBURY’S STORE

FOOD WASTE TO POWER SAINSBURY’S STORE

There are interesting plans afoot in Cannock, where a joint project by Sainsbury’s and Biffa is underway to power the supermarket’s store solely with food waste. Eventually, waste from all Sainsbury’s stores across the UK will feed Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digester, which will be linked up to the store to provide for all of its […]

Chicken Treat Recipe – Chicken Cobbler

Chicken Treat Recipe – Chicken Cobbler

Chicken treats to buy can cost a small fortune. Why not make them?

Ancient Woodland of Ambridge: Development Threat

Ancient Woodland of Ambridge: Development Threat

  Ancient Woodland of Ambridge: Development Plans Most of us (if not all) know that the Archers are fiction, but the plots are often based on real issues, and one of the latest storylines concerns the threat to ancient woodland from development. Consequently the Woodland Trust has written a formal letter of objection to the […]

How to Make a Bee Hotel

How to Make a Bee Hotel

A practical video, no frills, on how to make a functional bee hotel for the garden with using whatever you have to hand.

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