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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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English Wild Herbs in Springtime

English Wild Herbs in Springtime

Herbs have been used to maintain health and enhance the body's process of responding to infection for centuries, and spring is a great time of year for many of these plants to flourish in the English countryside. Fold Farm team member Raphi - who is currently studying...

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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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Fear or Phobia

Fear or Phobia

A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.  Phobias tend to be more pronounced than fears.  They develop when a child or adult has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object.  If...

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Badgers at The Fold

Badgers at The Fold

Here is a video of some local badgers feeding in a small wood near the river fields. They are eating some peanuts that have been left under the leaves as a bait. You will see that the largest badger, probably a sow with three cubs hears something and a few seconds...

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THE ROBIN (Erithacus rubecula)

THE ROBIN (Erithacus rubecula)

This friendly  bird has become an icon of winter, and can be seen almost anywhere in the UK that has some shrubs or bushes for cover. In the garden, the resident robin will soon arrive if there is food available, whether worms and insects from gardening activity or...

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Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

To say parenting a highly sensitive child is a challenge is an understatement and can leave even the most highly seasoned parent in a pickle!  Highly sensitive babies are often more difficult to settle or just need ‘their routine’ more than siblings or friends’...

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Sun 05

The Fold Market

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Sun 05

Vayu Aerial Yoga

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
Sun 05

WORCESTERSHIRE SOUND BATH

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Mon 06

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Jess Morris

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Wed 08

Vinyasa Yoga with Melissa Porter

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am BST

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