UP FRONT 8
Lou Lou Pulford encourages us to explore this ancient art
Our children have many lessons to teach us says
FAMILY LIFE 11
Reclaim family Sundays
Natalie Fee discovers deep rifts in aboriginal
Revamp old jeans into a nifty little apron with
Gill Kilner explains how home education allows her family to follow natural rhythms
ON THE BOOKSHELF
Great green reads for both children and adults
SEASONAL FOOD 40
ON YOUR PLATE
Fairtrade chocolate and an interesting ice cream
Adharanand Finn faces his demons down at his local chemist
PITTA OR KAPHA?
Find out your ayurvedic type and try out these healing recipes
THE GOOD LIFE
Janet Ross meets a new resident lurking on the periphery of the village
Inspiring confidence and a forest not-quite-school
The best diet for treating autism by Julie Matthews
Gain mental clarity and discover the best foods for a good night’s sleep
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17 GROW YOUR OWN SPECIAL 18 PRODUCTIVE PLOT The experts explain how to turn a small area into a thriving vegetable garden 22 WELCOMING WILDLIFE A guide to making your outside space a haven for birds, bees and butterflies 24 READERS’ GARDENS Take a tour of these inspirational gardens and find out their plans for 2010 26 WORM CULTURE Meet the humble worm and find out how important he is in creating fertile soil 29 ON THE PLOT Our new columnist welcomes us onto her plot to find out what is sprouting in April.
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The GreenParent 17 MEET OUR READERS This issue we have five wonderful greenfingered readers to try out natural products and tell us about their gardens.
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LORRAINE LIYANAGE, 32 lives with her partner Lou and their 16-month old daughter, Iris, in London. Describe yourself: Optimistic, creative and knackered! Favourite read/ film: Perfume by Patrick Susskind Best place in the world: In the tea-picking hills of Sri
Lanka where my parents are from Most memorable experience: Breastfeeding my daughter and seeing her big brown eyes staring up at me Hobbies: Piano Edible treat: Shazzie’s raw chocolate.
NICHOLA JONES, 38, lives in Hampshire with her partner and their children, Gabriel, three and Eden, eight months Describe yourself: Creative, chaotic, inquisitive Favourite read: Thomas Hardy Best place: The Llyn Peninsula Memorable experience: The sacred hours
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Partner assisted yoga for labour and natal hypnotherapy
Jo Middleton explores the importance of friendships made whilst breastfeeding
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