March 2012

Wild food available in March – Early Spring Foraging – Andy Hamilton

March 20, 2012 // 7 Comments

I love this season as its a time when gardening, nature spotting, foraging and home brewing can all start in earnest. Its a time when food starts to appear, everywhere. Here are my favorite wild plants to expect in March almost anywhere in the UK and across much of North America. These foods were all found in Bristol, UK during March. Birch Sap The sap of the Birch rises throughout March in the [...]

When the hop fields come to town by Rob Hopkins

March 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Huge thanks to our latest guest blogger, Rob Hopkins for allowing us to reproduce the following blog. Rob is the founder of the Transition network and author of five excellent books.   Sometimes the simplest ideas carry with them, when thought through, such a powerful taste of how the future could be that they are quite irresistible. One such idea has led me to spend the last couple of days [...]

Spring cleaning – self-sufficient(ish) style by Guest blogger Ellie Garwood

March 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

I hope you will all give a a warm welcome to environmental writer Ellie Garwood as she tells us about her selfsufficientish approach to spring cleaning. March is here – hurrah! We survived winter, and now as the days get longer, the sun starts getting higher in the sky, and temperatures break into double figures it really does feel spring-like. Spring for most people comprises daffodils and [...]