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The WFA is a British nonprofit working with small-scale food growers and producers to promote local food for local communities.
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Wholesome Food Association

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We promote local food for local communities and provide an alternative to full organic certification for small-scale food producers and growers in the United Kingdom. Find out about us at the WFA website:
http://www.wholesome-food.org/

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New components of epigenetic 'code' for honey bee development discovered

New components of epigenetic 'code' for honey bee development discovered | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee's genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.

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Comfrey: How to Use

Comfrey: How to Use | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Learn about how to grow comfrey and make it into a wonderful free fertilizer or healing poultice.
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Marty Roddy's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:42 PM

I have been a comfrey fan for 2-3 years now.

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‘Give Peas a Chance’ Protest Saves Front Yard Vegetable Garden - Until Fall

‘Give Peas a Chance’ Protest Saves Front Yard Vegetable Garden - Until Fall | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
The peas have been given a reprieve, until September 1st.

Yet another mad example of attempts to prevent people growing food in their own gardens!


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Naomi Baltuck's comment, July 28, 2012 11:28 PM
There is beauty in the garden beds, and the arrangement of arbors and crops. But even so, you don't want Canada to turn into Switzerland, where it is illegal to have rust on your car because it's an eyesore.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, July 29, 2012 2:44 PM
Illegal rust, perfidious peas - can't have all these variations from the "norm" now, can we?
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7 Foods You Should Never Eat

7 Foods You Should Never Eat | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals--and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health...
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Mechanical operations - The Accidental Smallholder

Mechanical operations - The Accidental Smallholder | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
The three most important mechanical operations for maintaining and improving grassland are harrowing, rolling and toppin...
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Understanding the role of animals on a homestead - Tiny House Living brought to you by Tiny r(E)volution — Tiny House living brought to you by Tiny r(E)volution Tiny House Living brought to you by ...

Understanding the role of animals on a homestead - Tiny House Living brought to you by Tiny r(E)volution — Tiny House living brought to you by Tiny r(E)volution Tiny House Living brought to you by ... | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
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Nick's Organic Farm gets 6 month extension - Washington Times

Nick's Organic Farm gets 6 month extension - Washington Times | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Washington TimesNick's Organic Farm gets 6 month extensionWashington TimesFor three decades, Maravell had repeatedly won the lease every three to five years during the competitive bidding process, and had maintained the land for the school system...
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Eccentric town, Todmorden, growing ALL its own veg

Eccentric town, Todmorden, growing ALL its own veg | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
The vegetable plots are the most visible sign of an amazing plan: to make Todmorden (resident Estelle Brown is pictured) the first town in the country that is self-sufficient in food.
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Greywater: treating and recycling wastewater

Greywater: treating and recycling wastewater | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
There are plenty of companies ready to sell you impressive recycling and treatment systems for your waste water. But is reusing greywater really important?
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Shades of green: should there be more organic licencing options? | Ed Dowding

Shades of green: should there be more organic licencing options? | Ed Dowding | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Organic food shoots itself in the foot with its elitist principles, say a recent article in Farmers’ Weekly.
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Monsanto Introduces Newest Herbicide-Resistant Crop

Monsanto Introduces Newest Herbicide-Resistant Crop | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Monsanto is petitioning the USDA for use of a new herbicide resistant crop, Dicamba Soybeans, with proponents saying we need this new technology, and opponents wondering about the safety of this toxic chemical.

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Nothing Monsanto does gives me any reason to trust them.

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Carbon Farming in America

Darren Doherty, permacutlure designer and teacher from Australia, takes a few minutes to explain "carbon farming" and methods for sequestering carbon in soil...
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Battling the Dogma of Big Ag |

Battling the Dogma of Big Ag | | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
The Extension Services were meant to help home producers, but now they are just another mouthpiece for Big Ag using fear to keep us from producing our own food.

 

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Northland Sheep Dairy - Cheese Making.mov

Mary Rose Livingston, farmer owner of Northland Sheep Dairy, talks about her cheesemaking.
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Ocean acid threatens food chain

Scientists label this acid trend "the evil twin of climate change".

And they are concerned that shell-thinning could threaten the survival of many small marine creatures and in turn impact on animals further up the food chain, including fish caught commercially for human consumption.


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Join the Smallholder Club

Join the Smallholder Club | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Smallholder magazine have started a new page to about clubs and societies connected to smallholding - from bee keeping to breed clubs, machinery associations to smallholder training groups.
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Growthbusters: The Movie | Sally Lever

Growthbusters: The Movie | Sally Lever | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9FPNVFdiRs The whole idea that happiness and prosperity might be possible (or even, dare I say it, more easily achievable)...
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The Best Herbs for Growing Indoors: Organic Gardening

The Best Herbs for Growing Indoors: Organic Gardening | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
You don't have to say good bye to fresh herbs when winter rolls around—grow your favorites indoors!
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:42 PM

Lifts up you spirit too while you stay in the kitchen!

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Should animals be stunned before slaughter?

Should animals be stunned before slaughter? | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Animal welfare and religious freedom are at the heart of a debate over moves to restrict the slaughter of conscious animals.
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Food hubs offer a strategic path toward profitable sustainability — Transition Voice

Food hubs offer a strategic path toward profitable sustainability — Transition Voice | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
Food hubs have ancient roots and modern potential. As sources of local production, they're also profitable. Amazing story from Rudolf Steiner Social Financce.
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Transforming Shipping Containers Into Local Farms – PodPonics Brings Produce to the City | Singularity Hub

Transforming Shipping Containers Into Local Farms – PodPonics Brings Produce to the City | Singularity Hub | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it
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Projects: Small is Successful | Ecological Land Co-operative

Projects: Small is Successful | Ecological Land Co-operative | Wholesome Food Association | Scoop.it

A link to download the report.

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