World Oceans Day 2020

Today, World Oceans Day 2020, the world recognises five oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Southern. These are the biggies in the watery world, the ones that form a large part of the 71% of ‘Blue Planet’. But what about the other bodies of water – the Seas – and more specifically The Seven Seas? For…

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World Oceans Day: 8 June

World Oceans Day is a worldwide celebration that focusses on the need to protect, conserve, and honour our great waters – oceans that make up a large part of the 71% of water covering our planet.For more information contact: http://www.UNworldoceansday.org At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 the Canadian Government proposed the setting…

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Spring coming earlier: why gardeners should be mindful

January is still with us, February only beckons; Spring is many weeks away. Problem is, these are just arbitrary words and we should be mindful that they are terms that Nature does not recognise. For many, Spring is the time of re-birth and regeneration as the earth sheds its Winter cloak and assumes a bright…

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Eco-friendly hand made soap bags

Two years ago I really didn’t think seriously about being environmentally friendly. I’d started taking my own shopping bags for the regular weekly shop, bought fruit and veg loose rather than pre-bagged, determined to buy no more plastic, and liquid soaps were bought in bulk to be decanted – but that was about it. A…

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