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square foot gardening

Allotment gardens are characterized by a concentration in one place of a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individual families. In allotment gardens, the parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people. The individual size of a parcel ranges between 200 and 400 square meters, and often the plots include a shed for tools and shelter. The individual gardeners are organized in an allotment association which leases the land from the owner who may be a public, private or ecclesiastical entity, provided that it is only used for gardening (i.e. growing vegetables, fruits and flowers), but not for residential purposes. The gardeners have to pay a small membership fee to the association, and have to abide with the corresponding constitution and by-laws. On the other hand, the membership entitles them to certain democratic rights.

Tips

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If ever you happen to stumble on a dump spot while having a walk in the countryside or in the forest, you can easily take action and join the World clean up 2012 movement!

Use the site's digital tools to alert and raise awareness, convince people to join and help sweep the planet!

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Even though this means a lot of work, it's always fun to store the garden fruits and vegetables ; you're sure to enjoy these healthy home-made conserves.  Sterilization, vinegar or brine, the various techniques are explained here!

Even though this means a lot of work, it's always fun to store the garden fruits and vegetables ; you're sure to enjoy these healthy home-made conserves.

Sterilization, vinegar or brine, the various techniques are explained here!


Did you know...

Hybrid vehicles are an intermediary solution between conventionnal vehicles and electric vehicles. The idea is making the thermic motor run with a slightly harder charge than necessary, and use this extra energy to charge batteries.

Trick and easy way

Let's see how to insert an image in an article. First of all, it must be uploaded on Ekopedia's Base. Then, you use the Ekopedia syntax to reveal it.

A few examples:

· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg]] will post the original size.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px]] imposes a size.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|right]] forces aligning right.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|right|A keyboard]] adds a legend.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|thumb|A keyboard]] creates a frame on the right.

Privilege images free of rights, and good quality.
Do not forget to make a description of the image.

Observation

More than one century of industrial development, economic growth and intensive exploitation of nature has led us to a world where we can travel cheaply to anywhere in the world, import food, clothes and materials from any country, yet we are slowly destroying the very earth which keeps us alive. Despite increases in automation, we are working harder and harder, and neglecting our home lives to fulfil the demands of industry. The brave new world promised to us by technology has not arrived. Instead it has led to an increased gap between rich and poor within most countries and between countries. Cultures once unique and distinct are slowly merging into variations of Western popular culture. Languages and species are dying out. The outlook is gloomy! We have a very strong responsibility to the future which we will create. If we wish to provide a better environment to our children (and ourselves), we will thus have to modify our ways of life and our manner of consuming. Currently, to provide for his needs, Humanity must call upon the industry of consumption.

« We must define the techniques together allowing us to build a better world. » 
Jean-Luc Henry, President of the Ekopedia Foundation

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