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You can find a wealth of news and knowledge that follows the work of members and partners.

A ‘traditional’ Christmas is a perfect storm of carbon consumption: excessive shopping, long distance travel, lots of meat eating, buckets of food waste, mountains of packaging waste, unwanted gifts that go straight to landfill, and energy-hungry fairy lights. All of this can add up to between 3% and 10% of your annual carbon emissions in a single day. Christmas puts a big strain on our carbon budgets, our wallets and our stress levels. So why not try a low-carbon, low-budget, low-stress Christmas? It might actually be more fun.
Our newest holder of the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design explains the process through poetry.
Gardener tending salads at the Comfrey Project in Gateshead
A new resource pack will help many more community growing spaces become Gardens of Sanctuary.
Holly Silvester of RHS Bridgewater shows how you can save seed. Holly demonstrates Babingtons leek, a perennial that grows in Hulme Community Garden Centre's forest garden. "It's totally easy peasy, very simple."
Biotime, or biological time, runs at a very different pace and rhythm to human time. It can be observed by recording events in the natural world. These can be as varied as the day the first spring bulb opens, the last frost before summer, or the first sighting of a species of bird or insect in a new habitat.