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There is a school of thought that decries the planting of woodland because it is not a true woodland but just a plantation.  That may be true for the first few decades, but given time and the correct management it can become the most wonderful community of plants and animals and fungi with just a small input from humans.
Read about planting trees in urban schoolsThe Woodland Trust and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are hoping to plant one million trees by 2020, focussing on urban schools in the UK.
Self-Sufficiency BlogWe hear more and more about being self-sufficient and sustainable today. But what does that mean? Essentially it means producing enough food or products for you to consume without having to go elsewhere. This may not be practical for many of us, but we can get involved in self-sufficiency in a small way and a good way of doing that is through owning an allotment.