Category Archives: Local Food

Why growing your own fruit and veg couldn’t be more important

Growing your own fruit and veg is so satisfying, it tastes great, it helps the climate by reducing our carbon footprint and now with the threat of self-isolation from coronavirus, being self-sufficient couldn’t be more important. Here’s a few tips … Continue reading

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How our garden grew in 2019

As we move into winter, there isn’t a lot to do in the garden; so this blog is basically a summary of what has happened in our garden this growing year.  It has been an incredible year of gardening, with … Continue reading

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How gardening can make you feel free

Today is world mental health day and there’s stacks of info out there about the benefits gardening can have on your wellbeing. I wrote this blog 2 years ago, about how gardening makes me feel free and how it can … Continue reading

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Keep calm and plant a seed !

I hope you enjoyed reading last week’s post about a greener garden and maybe you feel inspired to grow more of your own fruit, herbs and veg. This week’s blog is based on what we’re planning to grow in our … Continue reading

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Time to ‘shake some action’!

On Friday, I took part in a second school strike, where millions of young people from all over the world came together to protest about climate change. Whilst the school strike aimed to draw attention to the effects of global … Continue reading

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Youth Strike 4 Climate – ‘Cause Young ‘Uns are calling out and we live for our future!

It’s over a week since I took part in the Youth Strike 4 Climate and it’s taken me just as long to come down to earth. Let’s just say, I’ve been tired ever since! That day was a turning point … Continue reading

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The 12 Days Of Harvest – Merry Christmas Green Fingered Fans

Well, Green Fingered Fans, it’s been an interesting year for us gardeners. With not one, but 2 blasts from the Beast from the East and then a few months later the garden was torched, with a hot, dry summer. As … Continue reading

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December News from me, Green Fingered George

Call the police, somebody stole November! I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden I’ve been catapulted into December! But I’m not that bothered, ‘cos it’s countdown to CHRISTMAS !!!

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Big Shout Out to the Young Operation Farmers as we prepare for the Big #SoupShare

It’s autumn and the garden is still rewarding us with some lovely veggies, only yesterday I harvested 2 more cobs of corn for my tea. What better way to use up your seasonal veggies, by making a bowl of delish … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey……

I really love autumn, with the lovely fresh, crisp mornings and the beautiful jewel like colours of the leaves falling from the trees. It’s also a time to reap the rewards of your garden and celebrate all the effort that … Continue reading

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