RESOURCES

OUR VIDEOS

HEMP - THE PLANET FRIENDLY PLANT


WHEAT - THE STAFF OF LIFE??

End photo credits - Miles Willis

Hands on my bread - Andrew Whitley here

Carbs in a nutshell - Daphne Lambert here

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AUTUMN FOODS & HERBS FOR WELLBEING

With a focus on immunity

Autumn wellbeing recipes here

Autumn herbs for immunity here


BOKASHI COMPOSTING

All you'll ever need to know

Bokashi resources here



SUPPORT YOUR GUT HEALTH

Every day foods that support beneficial bacteria


Recipes that support your gut bacteria here


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR MILK?


Plant milks - non dairy milk alternatives here

Transcript of video here


THE CULINARY ART OF FERMENTATION

Transforming food

Fermentation Recipes & Preparations.

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SUMMER HERBS FOR WELLBEING

Easy to grow summer herbs to support your health

Oxymel & Shrub recipes here


SPRING FOODS & HERBS FOR WELLBEING

with a focus on cleansing

Nettle & Wild Garlic recipes here





Our YouTube Channel

Cards and Books

PRESERVING & RECYCLING FOOD


A card series of practical ideas & recipes

by Daphne Lambert

Food ‘Waste' · Fermenting · Drying · Herbal Tinctures

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Set of 4 - £21.00 + £4.00 p/p

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LIVING FOOD


A feast for soil & soul

by Daphne Lambert

A book about the central role food plays in our lives. The book shows how vibrant living food creates health and vitality and how the food we choose to eat is of the utmost importance if we are to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of this planet.


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FERMENTING


Recipes & Preparations

by Daphne Lambert

Discover the ancient wisdom of fermented foods that will delight your tastebuds and help to support a healthy gut microbiome.
The book covers basic recipes, salads, soups, main dishes, condiments, breads and lots more!


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OUR ARTICLES

Winter

As the landscape changes from trees of fiery reds, bronze and gold to dark silhouettes against an ice blue sky – we leave the last days of autumn behind, winter arrives and nature rests.

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Learning to Love Weeds

In 1847, a vigorous bamboo-like plant with bracts of pretty white flowers won the gold medal for best ornamental plant at the Society of Agriculture and Horticulture in Utrecht.

This sample of Japanese knotweed (Raynoutria japonica) had been brought from Asia by the Bavarian plant collector Philipp von Siebold and, by 1850, he had sent a cutting to Kew Gardens.

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Rainbow Health

Regularly eating a colourful rainbow of plants is hugely beneficial to health. Vegetables & fruits are full of compounds known as phytonutrients which are produced by plants to protect themselves against strong sunlight, oxidation, viruses, bacteria, insects, disease and background radiation.

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Hands on my Bread

Bread is on the rise. In one sense this is always true, but it hardly applies to industrial loaves, sales of which – in the UK at least – have been in steady decline since World War 2. It is real bread that is making a comeback, defined as being made without additives, fermented for several hours and always touched by human hands.

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Borage Borago officinali

Borage, also known as starflower & beebush is an annual herb that is easy to grow from seed, tolerates most soils and readily self seeds so will keep coming up year after year.

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Allergies - how & why they happen

There are many kinds of allergy, from food allergies like peanuts, soya or shellfish to perennial allergies like dust, mold or feathers. However, as we head through spring into the summer, it’s the seasonal allergies from tree, grass and weed pollen also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis that are upon us.

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Plant Milks - non dairy milk alternatives

Plant milks from nuts, seeds, grains and legumes have become increasingly popular. For those who can't tolerate, or choose not to consume cow's milk, they are a welcome alternative.

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20 Nourishing Foods

Packed full of nutrients these winter foods will nourish you and help protect against colds & flu!

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Comfrey

Comfrey has been cultivated as a healing herb since at least 400BC.

It is one of the best herbs for reducing swellings and if applied to the area around broken bones will soothe and reduce the inflammation and help mend the bones hence the nicknames ‘boneset’ & ‘knitbone’

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Chicory

Chicory is a perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family. It has bright blue flower heads that flower for just one day, die and are replaced by more bright blue flowers the next day.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw apple cider vinegar has many benefits from weight loss to heart health find out more here.

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vitamin D

The best source of vitamin D is the sun. Subcutaneous glands in the skin use sunlight to form pre-vitamin D which is converted to Vitamin D by the liver and kidneys.

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Jerusalem Artichokes

There are few plants less fussy than Jerusalem artichokes. The tubers grow well in tubs (the crop in the image above was grown in a tub with 1/3rd bokashi compost) or in an open situation in rich soil. The plants grow tall so can be used to make an effective wind break.

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Stevia

Whilst there are over 200 species of stevia, Stevia rebaudiana is the most important variety, it is a herbal plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The Guarani Indians of Paraguay have used stevia for centuries for both its sweet taste and medicinal properties

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Buckwheat - good for the soil, good for wildlife and good for you!

Buckwheat is not a cereal grain as it is not part of the grass family it belongs instead to the Polygonaceae family & is a relative of rhubarb & sorrel.

It is an easy plant to grow and relatively tolerant of most conditions.

Buckwheat is a very versatile plant and can be used in the following ways;

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Urban garden medicine chest

Medicinal plants and simple extracts are particularly well-suited to supporting self-healing processes, promoting effective digestion, absorption, metabolism and elimination, and mitigating the effects of acute or chronic stress.

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Gut bacteria & brain function

A dynamic ecosystem of microbes lives in your gut and this complex microbiota is individual to you, a reflection of your journey through life, from what you eat to what you do and where you’ve been.

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Soil

'A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself' Franklin Roosevelt Fertile soil is an exquisite interplay of billions of organisms and it is this microbial bio-diversity that gives rise to the myriad forms of life that feed us.

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Archive

RECIPES

Smoothie to support a healthy brain


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January Soups


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Picnic Food


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Shrubs & Oxymels


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Asparagus Recipes


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Nettle & Wild Garlic Recipes


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Cauliflower Recipes


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Thrifty Comfort Food


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Nourishing Soups


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Pumpkins


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Breakfast Recipes


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Pea Soup


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Easter Recipes


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OUR RESEARCH PAPERS

A series of research papers on crops that can potentially bring health benefits to people and the environment

1. Linseed

2. Cobnuts

3. Hemp

4. Sweet Chestnut

5. Walnuts

6. Buckwheat

Complete document

BOOKS WE RECOMMEND


Mycellium Running - Paul Stamets ISBN 1-58008-579

Mushrooms - Roger Phillips ISBN 0-330-26441-9

Forest Gardening in Practice - Tomas Remiarz ISBN 978-1-85623-293-7

Radical, Self Reliant Gardening - Will Bonsall ISBN 978-1-60358-442-5

Six Steps Back to the Land - Colin Tudge ISBN 978-0-85-784123-0

Secrets of the Soil - Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird ISBN 1-890693-24-3

Water in Plain Sight - Judith D Schwartz ISBN 978-1-250-06991

Waking the Giant - Bill McGuire ISBN 978-0-19-967875-4

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Some great people, places and websites we feel you need to know about.

Box schemes

ashurst-organics.com

There are brilliant box schemes throughout the country check them out on the Soil Association web site
soilassociation.co.uk


Practitioners

alternativelewes.co.uk

barcomebodyworks.co.uk
food-for-life.co.uk


Shops

Better Food Company – Bristol betterfood.co.uk

Infinity Foods – Brighton infinityfoodsretail.co.uk

Fruits of the Earth – Bridport fruitsoftheearth.co.uk

Planet Organic – London planetorganic.com

Trinity whole-foods - Hastings trinitywholefoods.co.uk