Dick and James Strawbridge show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life – without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips and techniques, the Strawbridges provide all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small. Learn to grow your own fruit & veg, make a wormery, build a chicken ark, install solar panels and more. Each undertaking is realistic, achievable and sustainable. You won’t need to go the whole hog – just pick and mix to suit your needs, for long-lasting dividends.
Archives for 2013
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall believes that it is time to put this to rights, as he explains in this brilliant new book. He’s come up with an abundance of veg-tastic recipes, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella….
The New Self-Sufficient Gardener: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Planning, Growing, Storing and Preserving Your Own Garden Produce by John Seymour
The Valuing Wales’ National Parks report commissioned by National Parks Wales, the WLGA and Natural Resources Wales found that Wales’ Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks attract more than 12 million visitors, spending £1bn a year and as a direct result creates a £557,000,000 benefit to the Welsh economy.
A wind turbine located at the Welsh Assembly Government’s Aberystwyth offices, built in 2009 and costing £48,000 has been generating a monthly average of just £5 worth of electricity.
Wales is the only country on the flight path of an endangered goose where the birds can be shot and killed, says the Welsh Ornithological Society (Wos).
It has criticised Welsh governent’s decision not to press ahead with a gun ban on Greenland white-fronted geese.
Voluntary bans are in place at some wetlands including the Dyfi estuary but the society said only an outright ban can ensure the birds’ protection.
Farmers in Wales need to reduce their carbon emissions by 17%, according a report produced by the Environment Strategy for Wales. However, it’s easier said than done as the equipment that farmers use to do their job is the main contributor to the problem.
Independent crossbencher Lord Krebs told the House of Lords that culling badgers had a “modest effect” in reducing the incidence of TB, and thus “rolling out culling as a national policy to control TB in cattle is not really credible.”
The Abel & Cole Cookbook: Easy, Seasonal, Organic provides mouth-watering excuses for eating glorious food exactly when it comes into its best. These are inspiring yet unfussy recipes that let simple ingredients speak for themselves (but don’t try to stop him speaking on their behalf). Brilliantly written and entertaining, even the most timid cook can approach these recipes with gusto. Who wouldn’t want to cook Keith’s way?
A recycling firm owner who illegally dumped waste in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) has been given a three-month suspended sentence.
David John Neal, 52, of Rumney, Cardiff, was fined £10,000 and his two firms face fines and costs of £202,000 after pleading guilty to the breaches at Ty-To Maen Farm on the Gwent Levels.