Q&A: Spring 2017

Q&A: Spring 2017

Here are some questions and answers Sarah Randell asked Annie Dunn about the community group she is involved in: Transition Town Stirling Q: What is Transition Town Stirling? A: We are a group that formed 3 years ago.  Local, committed to reuse, recycle, re-purposing and sharing.  We believe that connecting […]

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Dadda’s Marrow Chutney

Dadda’s Marrow Chutney

What You Need                                  3 lb marrow or zucchini (after preparation) 1 lb onions 1 lb cooking apples 1 lb sugar Piece of root ginger (smashed) 10 dried red chillies 10 peppercorns 1 level dessertsp turmeric powder 1 pint malt vinegar What You Do Skin marrow, remove seeds, cut into small pieces, […]

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The Origins of Organic Farming and Organic Standards

The following is a good explanation of the beginning of the use of the word ORGANIC regarding farming and growing.  It is taken from the beginning pages of the UK Soil Association Standards which you can find online. Three different strands contributed to the founding of organic farming. Rudolf Steiner […]

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Accidental Aquaculture

Accidental Aquaculture

Inspired by a display at the Royal Agricultural show I decided to buy numerous water loving plants to help clear the water in my goldfish pond. Most things seemed to die in time,  so when my watercress was on its seemingly last legs I put it in the bird bath […]

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