Archive for 18/03/2013

PicPost: Electric Fan

PicPost: Can Can

Great idea for recycled wall art in a school garden, play area perhaps?

Cool Composting

Source: ‘The Organic Way’, magazine of Garden Organic, Spring 2013

Nectar Quest: The ‘Bees and Flowers Mutual Admiration Society’ Under Threat


‘Plants and bees have a symbiotic relationship. Flowering plants depend on an outside source to ‘spread the love’ through pollination, and bees are happy to fill that need, receiving nectar (which they convert into honey) for the service they provide.

But how do bees manage to be so efficient in their quest for nectar? And is it true this delicately balanced relationship is under threat?

Scientists at Britain’s University of Bristol have spent 30 years trying to figure out exactly how bees know which flowers will give them the most bang for their buck, so to speak. The recent discovery is that bees and flowers participate in a mutually beneficial electromagnetism1 that results not only in the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but the nourishment of the bees and the hives they call home….’

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

 Over the winter months, the volunteers and the Skills for the Future Library and Archive trainee have been keeping warm by re-organising the newly decorated library at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum.

The library was originally started in 1976 as a resource to help staff identify objects and object histories donated to the Museum of Rural Life and the library now has a dedicated space in which researchers can have access to these resources.


Some of the items available include:

  • Farm documents including diaries, horse remedy notebooks, stud books, invoices from Norfolk farms; books, journals and magazines relating to farming and livestock


  •  Manuals for engines and farm machinery, Government publications and posters concerning agriculture, health, war and education, retail and agricultural show catalogues


  • Photographs, objects, books and printed documents relating to Agricultural Unions and George Edwards


  • Educational books and objects used in Norfolk schools, class photographs and…

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