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Whatever the scale of your ambitions or plot you'll find something useful here.

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Reduce your footprint by making your own, from knitting to soap-making to adorning your home.

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Find out about rearing livestock from the farm to the garden, and doing the best for your pets.

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Discover how to adapt, change and even build your own home to enable you to tread more lightly upon the planet.

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Grow your own

Whatever the scale of your ambitions or plot you'll find something useful here.

Off Grid Sustainability - Soil Analysis
Creating a Forest Garden - Working With Nature to Grow Edible Crops by Martin Crawford
Grafted Tomatoes
Origami Seed Pots
Basic Seed Saving
Planting a hanging basket
Growing Sweet Potatoes
Things to do on the plot in March
Things to do on the plot in January
How to build a Herb Spiral
Things to do on the plot in December
Origami seed packets
Things to do on the plot in November
Things to do on the plot in October
Storing fruit and vegetables
The almost complete guide to growing lettuce
Things to do on the plot in September
Things to do on the plot in August
Why everyone should own a Scythe
A Guide to Growing & Cooking Marrows and Courgettes (Cucurbita pepo)
Things to do on the plot in July
Things to do on the plot in June
Things to do on the plot in May
Growing Vegetables in a Small Space
Things to do on the plot in April
Designing to recline: Introducing Permaculture gardening
Growing Tomatoes
Jerusalem Artichokes: A guide to growing and cooking
Things to do on the plot in February
Growing Onions
Planning your allotment
Basic home composting
Growing vegetables with no garden
Gravity fed irrigation system
Crop rotation
Renovating old fruit trees
In praise of the humble allotment
 
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