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WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

[Panya Project: Permaculture, Natural Building and Community Liv In New York City, Growing Greens As Art and Local Food - Environment I was sitting on a desk in Jenna Spevack’s studio for about 20 minutes before I realized it was actually a piece of art. It was a month before her the opening of her show, "8 Extraordinary Greens," and the pieces were still stuffed into her studio, a corner of a vast shared space on the 7th floor of a former bank in Brooklyn. Trays of Spevack’s greens sat on the bookshelf, and she had shown me a small suitcase in which she’d installed one of the mini-farms. She had pulled out the table so we could sit down to talk, but I’d popped on top in order to sit a little closer to her. She hadn’t said anything at the time, but when we started getting into the details of the show, she pointed under the table. “Part of the show are these converted objects,” she said. I looked underneath the desk, in the well where a chair would go. 8 Extraordinary Greens opened last week in New York, at the Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens. Photo courtesy of Jenna Spevack

Landmatters Permaculture Project - Home Moor Trees Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Erowid Plan-it Earth, Sancreed, Cornwall - Home Plan-it Earth Eco Project offers a variety of Eco Holidays, Environmental Education Programs, Courses and Events at a traditional smallholding in an idyllic eco-friendly location near Penzance, Cornwall. As well as Environmental Education we also offer three types of Eco Holidays: Roundhouse Holidays - we now offer Self-catering, Eco-friendly holidays in one of our two gorgeous roundhouses: an opportunity for a romantic or family week of back to nature experience in unique, stunning accommodation! Eco Adventure Camps - long weekend adventure holidays aimed at providing groups and families with a nurturing and instructive taste of living sustainably. An opportunity to explore how you can reduce your environmental impact, whilst having a fun outdoor activity holiday. All our activities are designed to be environmentally sensitive and sustainable, and we actively encourage all our visitors in working towards their stay being entirely Carbon Neutral.

‘The Hillyfield’ A Woodland Farm on Dartmoor This is the virtual porthole for The Hillyfield, a beautiful wooded valley in Devon. Find out about forthcoming events, activities, and opportunities at this heavenly woodland farm on Dartmoor. Check out the ‘GET INVOLVED’ page (using the top-bar) to find out what’s going on right now. We are beginning to re-develop this website to make it more accessible. Acoustic Haven - March 28th and April 25thOur woodland fundraiser is back on the last friday of each month until end of April. March 28th features two exquisite acts. Master Mbira player Chartwell Dutiro, and the awesome string quartet Collectress. check Chartwell Dutiro’s music online and Collectress at www.collectress.com Tickets can be bought at Sacks Wholefoods at the top of Totnes narrows - or at www.wegottickets.com The Great Hillyfield Egg Hunt Bank Holiday Monday - April 21st. Promises to be another brilliant family affair, with egg-games, time to explore Hillyfield, meet some great people, and have fun. New Access for Hillyfield

Global Greeter Network: Home Eccentric town, Todmorden, growing ALL its own veg By Vincent Graff Updated: 16:31 GMT, 10 December 2011 Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too. Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds. If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves. Today the beds are bare. Food for thought: Todmorden resident Estelle Brown, a former interior designer, with a basket of home-grown veg Well, that’s not quite correct. ‘I watch ’em on camera as they come up and pick them,’ says desk officer Janet Scott, with a huge grin. For the vegetable-swipers are not thieves. The vegetable plots are the most visible sign of an amazing plan: to make Todmorden the first town in the country that is self-sufficient in food. ‘It’s a very ambitious aim. ‘Nothing,’ says Mary. What’s to stop me nabbing all the apples?

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