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Seeds of Currency

John Metcalf discusses the concept of seeds being used as a currency form in bartering and trading.


An introduction into mulching for beginners.

Building a Good Compost Heap

A beginner's guide to building a compost heap, with top tips, budget ideas, and a step by step process.

Sowing and Growing in Autumn ‘Down Under’

Some growing tips for Autumn time in Australia, from a PFFA supporter.

Setting Up A Community Food Growing Project

A short guide on some top tips and key focus points for when setting up a community food growing project in your local area.

Soil Regeneration

Looking after our soil is one of the key focuses when considering growing plants, John Metcalf takes a look into soil health and regeneration.
Children grow your own

Our Children’s Role in the Grow Your Own Movement

The importance of children in the Grow Your Own Movement, how we can encourage them to get involved in growing & gardening & why it is important to get them involved.

The Art of Permaculture

A solution to destructive methods of industrialised agriculture.

Saving Seeds

Ideas for saving & exchanging seeds

It’s a slugs life – How to catch a slug

Handy tips on how to catch & dispose of slugs

Preparing Your Soil for Growing

A short blog providing tips on preparing your soil for growing. This includes when & how to dig & caring for your tools.

Storing and Preserving your Harvest

Harvesting is such a satisfying time when growers can be rewarded with efforts put into growing their crops. Therefore, it is important to consider storing appropriately in order to keep them for as long as possible at their best.

Insects and Small Animals, Pest or Helpers?

Auxilliary insects and small animals, also called helpers, can improve crops even when they may commonly be known as pests.

Guerrilla Gardening

Most community areas and urban landscapes have small plots of neglected and abandoned patches of land. These could easily be transformed into enjoyable spaces for local people. Individuals, or groups, reclaiming such spaces and growing flowers, trees

Pig Farming

Keeping pigs is easy and profitable. Pigs are adapted to a variety of climates, and raised throughout the world. It’s an easy and profitable business.