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Links The Truth About Factory Farms http://wp.me/p5Cqpo-ffR 6 Reasons Local Food Systems Will Replace our Industrial Model BY http://wp.me/p5Cqpo-fgH Ridiculous! “EU declared Monsanto weed killer safe after intervention from controversial US official” | The Guardian http://wp.me/p5Cqpo-fjt Luscious grass http://wp.me/p5Cqpo-fjq **** This is the World Organic News for the week ending 29th of May 2017. Jon

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Are we there yet?

We nearly are!! It’s been a busy but productive weekend on Plot 32A. We have finally finished weeding the uncovered area, covered it with weed control fabric and then covered on top with wood chip. We have started to arrange the raised beds where we want them and also added to the fruit cage with […]

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Harvest

Baby carrots, first early potatoes, lettuce and strawberries (there were more but …) from the polytunnel today. The broad beans were donated by my neighbour. The outdoor crops are progessing well: carrots, beetroot, spinach, lettuce and swede. The poorly broad beans have rallied and are making an effort to produce beans. I give them 6 […]

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Composting

I do compost, I’m actually in need of a mini bin for the kitchen that I can empty out into the big one in the garden. I used to use an ice cream tub but that was too small and I didn’t have a lid so wasn’t all that practical. I’ve had a compost bin […]

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Baby Chicks on the Way

One of the things we were most excited about when starting to plan out our urban farm adventure was the possibility of raising chickens and having fresh eggs to eat. In February, we built a chicken coop, anticipating getting our chickens in early spring. We’re obviously a bit beyond that now, but we’re excited to […]

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