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an apple a day…

Apples come in many forms and, as well as being delicious, they are also very healthy. The adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is worth adhering to: each apple contains 10 per cent of your RDA of vitamin C and smaller quantities of vitamins A, B, E and K,...

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Where are the wild things?

Not enough children engage with the outdoors these days. David Bond has appointed himself Marketing Director of Nature in a bid to change that I’m a father of two. Like any parent, I worry about my brood, aged 3 and 5. Do they get enough vitamin C? Is their childhood...

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Dinosaurs in the garden

Last week, on another blustery and cold June day, I gave in to temptation and clamouring children and bought four new chickens. It seems much longer than three years ago that we were new to this addictive pastime. Since those first chickens, I have been stalked by a...

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The ascent of indoor rock climbing

The popularity of indoor rock climbing has risen steadily since the first artificial wall was built in 1964. Indoor climbing is ideal for children, giving them a safe experience of rock climbing before tackling more unpredictable outside terrain. Being indoors also...

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Growing Strawberries is pots of fun

Children love growing strawberry plants as they produce delicious rewards for very little effort. Strawberries tolerate most soil types, survive cold winters and hot summers, and can be planted virtually anywhere. They’re one of the easiest fruits to grow....

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Bee Positive; Bee Inspired

Friends of the Earth believes we can all help to halt the decline of the bee population. Where better to start than in our homes and schools? [words: Friends of the Earth / Zoë Kenyon] Bees are the most incredible creatures. Of course, most of us know about the...

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