What makes gardening healthy?

Is gardening good for your health? A new report “Gardens and Health” from health watchdog the King’s Fund, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, thinks that they are. The report explores what we know about the health benefits of gardens and gardening, before making some recommendations to improve the way gardens can help keep people […]

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Earth Day

I see it’s Earth Day – and it’s trending on twitter.   Should we celebrate Earth day, commemorate it, note it, or ignore it? What does it mean? Is it an opportunity to sell product, or ideas. Should we take an Earth day selfie and post it on Facebook?   When I was growing up […]

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Guest Blog: the getting of natural history by Mark Fisher

It’s a pleasure to have our first guest blog written by Dr. Mark Fisher, Honorary Research Fellow at the Wildland Research Institute, University of Leeds. Mark writes a fascinating blog at www.self-willed-land.org.uk. The post arises from a discussion between Miles and Mark, over a number of months and emails. The Getting of Natural History Though […]

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John Cleal’s Door

This door of an old chapel was made by the artist and poet John Cleal and represents his own family. He took up residence in Lower Fishguard in the 1960’s and ran a workshop and gallery and raised his children here. Cleal wrote this poem, which embodies something very important to People Need Nature: “We […]

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Happy Equinox

Today is the Spring Equinox, the day when there are as many light hours as there are dark ones. While our lives are generally governed by our digital clocks (or analogue ones), it’s easy to forget how important these moments are. But our brains still respond to changes in the amount of light and, as […]

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Stronger, Safer, Greener? Should environmentalists support the UK’s membership of the EU?

This blog first appeared on the E3G website. We are publishing it here to help inform the debate around the EU referendum. Stronger, Safer, Greener? Should environmentalists support the UK’s membership of the EU? By Ruth Davis Photo Environment Action Programme logo Greens are rallying against a Brexit. From familiar faces like Stanley Johnson and […]

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