Rachel Jesson exploits some unsavoury truths about food production and, in the process, helps empower us towards better nourishment of health and physical performance. There are two main types of farming made available to us: the large commercial or intensive factory farms that normally concentrate on a single crop or animal on a very large […]

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Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. They restored their springs, rebuilt their soil, regenerated their agriculture and alleviated poverty and malnutrition. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet. In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7 000 people have joined together […]

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From the Organic Consumers Association Organic foods are produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic foods are safe and pure. Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, nano-particles and climate-destabilising chemical fertilizers. Organic foods and farming are environmentally friendly. Organic farms use far less fossil fuel and can […]

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‘The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.’ ~ May Sarton, American poet The word fertility is immediately associated with conception, but to an astrologer the term provides broader connotations as well as applications. There are many areas where fertility […]

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