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Tree Planting - OR Guardians in Action

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By Rory OR Last November I took part in a tree planting organised between my kids school and The Woodland Trust, in our local park. The trees planted were Ash, Rowan, Hawthorn, Hazel, Beech and a single Oak that had been grown from an Acorn…

Resurgence

During our lifetimes how much time is spent earning money which is then thrown away buying basic items that we could produce for ourselves? Of this money how much of that is wasted purely because the old skills needed to produce something have been lost, trampled into oblivion by the consumer culture and alien, materialistic greed?

The Return of Self Reliance

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By Jennifer H AOR Self Reliance is one of our NNV. We can be self reliant in any number of areas. However, I would like to take a moment to speak with you about the importance of self reliance in one of the most basic areas of humans existence. Food.

Idun Project Southeast London - Lessons and Results from First Year.

by Hengest OR I have not posted about my allotment since Jim C wrote a report about it way back in August 2010 so I thought I would share some of what I have learned in that time.

Live - Breathe - Grow

Our ancestors were not just warriors - in fact many people mistakenly believe Odinism to be purely a warrior religion. Although there is a strong warrior aspect to Odinism, one of the key areas in which our ancestors thrived was in agriculture.

2nd International Guardians Weekend

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This year we a repeating this event and we would like as many Hearth’s, individuals and friends of the OR as possible to get involved and plan an activity or activities for some time over the designated weekend.

Preparing for a new growing season

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It's that time of year when I need to start preparing things for the new growing season. It was going to be a few hours down on the allotment planting raspberry canes but the skies looked ominous and there was rain starting to fall. So I decided…

Delamere Litter Pick.

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Today some members of Frey's Beacon OR Hearth met up in Delamere forest for a litter pick. Those present were Neil AOR, Aidan, Sean and myself. We were also joined by Pat and her daughter Sally, who although not Odinist, wanted to help clean up this beautiful Forest.

Guardians Litter Pick

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I have just returned from a most enjoyable day with members of our hearth, Freys Beacon Hearth, who met this time in the role of Guardians

Back to the Land: The Path to Self-Sufficiency

By Asbrandir AOR In writing this article, it is my aim to start an on-going discussion on the idea of living in a community attempting to live as self-sufficiently as possible. I shall say now that I myself have just begun learning about this path and I can only do my best to explain my thoughts and ideas here. This is an open discussion, where ideas, positive energy and of course constructive criticism are readily accepted.

Idun Project expands in SE England

Members of the OR met up on Sunday 22nd August to help Hengest clear his new allotment and ready the plot for propagation. If you've never rented an allotment before, then you have no idea how much blood sweat and tears it takes to knock an overgrown and neglected plot into shape. My blistered hands and aching body are witness to how much work we did.

The Idunn Project – South East

This first report by Jim charts his initial progress and thoughts about his newly acquired allotment, and shows that extensive gardening experience is not a prerequisite for such a venture - all you need is enthusiasm, respect for the soil and faith in Nature.