White House gardening starts in earnest

Michelle Obama has started growing vegetables in the garden of the White House. She was seen starting the organic kitchen garden this week. Michelle wants to put healthy eating top of the agenda in America and the Obama’s hope to become locavores – eating food that comes only from their local area. Local freshly picked…

Eat the view – White House lawn set for radical makeover?

Check out the website of an American campaign group who would like to see Obama dig up the White House lawn and plant it up with vegetables. Who knows it could happen. Obama hasn’t proposed any radical gardening policies yet but he (being a lover of history) must know that some of his great predecessors…

Take a look at the new Guardian blog

Jane Perrone has set up a new blog on the Guardian website. Check it out. She already has a regular blog of her own but this one will be bringing lots of new material from authors associated with the Guardian and some old material from writers such as Christopher Lloyd, which would otherwise be locked…

Knit your own slug pellets: New slug deterrent made from recycled wool

It almost seems like one of the stereotypical greenie knit your own yoghurt pots moments but you can now get slug pellets made out of wool. Recycled wool no less. Strange but true. Made by Kindtoo there perhaps somewhat miss titled Slug Buggers expands when wet into a wough wooly carpet with small needle-like fibres…