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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14 PAGES OF INSPIRATION
Tending your own garden can be hugely rewarding, both economically, physically and for the future of our planet. In this section you can explore new ways to enjoy your outdoor space with ideas on growing your own in small spaces, welcoming wildlife to your garden and creating rich, valuable compost with the aid of worms 18From Small to Productive Advice from the experts on turning a small area into a successful vegetable patch.
22Welcome Wildlife This hands-on guide will lead you through the steps to creating a wildlife area with your family.
29On the Plot Our new columnist takes us into her
24Reader’s Gardens Our panel of readers tell us
26Worm Hotel An experienced worm-farmer
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explains the art of keeping worms what they have planned for their outdoor space in 2010.
and how to make worm compost.
allotment shed for a cup of tea and shares her successes and failures.
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