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Plymouth’s Buzzing with another award nomination

Wildflower Meadows across Plymouth have been nominated for a 2014 Abercrombie Award. The awards are a celebration of planning and design excellence within Plymouth and the effort that has gone...

04/11/2014

Strictly Bug Dancing

Buglife Vice President Steve Backshall is an intrepid explorer, but he has probably never before done anything quite a brave as entering the national arena of Strictly Come Dancing.  So...

31/10/2014

Meadow creation, the people power way

On the 7th October the volunteers of Urban Roots completed the preparation of the Toryglen meadow through grass clearance and seed sowing. Using rakes, chromes, forks and wheelbarrows, we scarified...

29/10/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work 5

New scientific evidence from the US Government further emphasises that Neonicotinoids simply do not improve crop yields.  While in the UK the NFU and friends continue to try, using anecdotes...

20/10/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work 4

Why do farmers buy pesticides when the scientific evidence strongly suggests that some are not cost effective?  In previous blogs. I suggest that sales success can stem from fear, the need...

10/10/2014

The creation continues

Thursday saw the second major piece of work carried out in our creation of the meadow at Toryglen. I went along with nine members of the Urban Roots volunteer group and...

26/09/2014

Meadow Creation underway…

Last Thursday we started on the creation of the Toryglen Marvellous Meadow and we made some great progress. Throughout the day eight Urban Roots volunteers combined forces to start preparing...

19/09/2014

Britain’s First Bug Reserve – is OPEN

Something fantastic has happened, something that has taken a decade to achieve – Canvey Wick has been transformed from a brownfield site condemned be developed into a protected and highly...

19/09/2014