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The Fold’s ‘Natter and Nature’ Community

The Fold’s ‘Natter and Nature’ Community

Feeling the soil in your hands, listening to bird song, smelling the wild garlic growing in the woods, watching leaf buds unfurl, tasting the first ripe tomato….. so many people experience a feeling of connection and wellbeing from being in the natural world. Helping...

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Are you a Kitchen Adventurer?

Are you a Kitchen Adventurer?

This week I have been musing on how entrenched food habits can become. I have changed my diet and way of eating considerably in the last 7 years and at the same time as congratulating myself for having adapted to new foods and types of meals, I realised that I have...

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A day in the life of a volunteer on lockdown

A day in the life of a volunteer on lockdown

Kit and Lucy came as residential volunteers to The Fold to help out on our organic farm before the country was even discussing the possibilities of lockdown taking place! Although they were due to move on to other volunteering opportunities they made the decision to...

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Free Range vs Organic Eggs

Free Range vs Organic Eggs

In Britain, around half of all eggs sold are labelled as free range compared to only 3 % that are sold as Organic. But what is the difference between the two? The Soil Association (the largest Organic certification body in the UK) allows for up to 2000 birds in a...

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Yoga at The Fold

Yoga at The Fold

The ancient art of Yoga goes back over two thousand years, standing the test of time as a system to find health and well-being.  Not only are there the physical benefits of practicing yoga, such as improved flexibility and posture, but also mental; Studies show...

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Overweight, overtired and overwrought?

Overweight, overtired and overwrought?

What links weight issues, fatigue and mood problems? It has long been known that these three issues often co-exist (1–3), especially, it seems, in women. Obesity is associated with a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety, and vice versa (2). Does being...

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