Growing Your Own Garden: Healthy, Accessible Food for the Whole Family

Around the world, the buzzword in gastronomic and health circles alike, is ‘slow’. With the scientific world publishing countless studies on the health benefits of the ‘Mediterranean Diet’, which is centred on consuming fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, and recent findings on the higher antioxidant content of organic farm vegetables, families around the…

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Balcony Garden & Container Gardening Ideas

Houses are getting bigger and yards are getting smaller. Yet everyone still wants to grow vegetables. With little space available now, you can set up a balcony garden and grow edibles in containers instead. Someone with a lot of experience growing in pots is New Zealander, Fionna Hill and she’s written a new book about…

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Mental Health Benefits of a Vegetable Garden

Today’s post is a guest post from Helen Gough.* There are many practical reasons why people choose to grow their own vegetables. Many enjoy having their own, customized garden full of fresh, organic produce with no added chemicals or pesticides. For others it is a financially viable option – in times of economic turbulence, investing…

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