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Live Better Challenge Community Project award – winners announced
In September, we profiled 17 wonderful community projects. You voted for your favourite. Here are the winners …

Bibi van der Zee

02, Oct, 2014 @11:38 AM

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Simple, sustainable and not 'superchef': the UK's first zero-waste restaurant
Silo in Brighton mills its own flour for bread, brews its own booze and recycles all food waste. The chef and founder tells Andrew Wasley why it dares to be different

Andrew Wasley

30, Sep, 2014 @2:59 PM

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16 recipe ideas for leftover peanut butter
Unsure about sticky spread or strange combinations? From cookies to curries, our Dinner Doctor will make your mouth water

Rachel Kelly

30, Sep, 2014 @2:00 PM

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Why I love … climbing
Exploring mountains to one’s inner psyche, Sophie Radcliffe describes how the ups and downs of climbing have fascinating parallels with real life

Sophie Radcliffe

30, Sep, 2014 @10:29 AM

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Eat shoots and small leaves: how to grow microgreens in winter
Our Vertical Veg man explains how to grow salad leaves throughout winter, even without any outdoor space

Mark Ridsdill Smith

26, Sep, 2014 @3:02 PM

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Why I love ... insects
His first memory was watching spiders mate. Now entomologist and TV presenter George McGavin argues that insects are “the most successful multi-cellular life form on the planet”

Dr George McGavin

26, Sep, 2014 @8:32 AM

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Eight reasons people don't get involved
The biggest difficulties involved in joining a local group are usually in our own heads – but it’s possible to overcome them, writes John-Paul Flintoff

John-Paul Flintoff

25, Sep, 2014 @10:29 AM

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The carbon-cutting transport scheme helping the Black Isle go green
A group in the Scottish Highlands is helping locals make better transport choices through lift-sharing, buses and pedal-power. Maxine Perella gets on her bike

Maxine Perella

23, Sep, 2014 @1:33 PM

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How can I reduce traffic in my area?
Your street should be more than a road. Emma McGowan looks at how to reduce the noise of traffic and increase the noise of play in your neighbourhood

Emma McGowan

23, Sep, 2014 @1:02 PM

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21 recipe ideas for leftover roast chicken
From Asian-infused salads to the humble British pie, the adaptable meat lends itself to a huge array of interesting recipes

Rachel Kelly

23, Sep, 2014 @12:00 PM

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How to set up a school growing project
Would you like to incorporate a garden into the school curriculum? There are plenty of resources and organisations to help you get started

Katherine Purvis, Lucy Palmer, Maria Evrenos

23, Sep, 2014 @9:26 AM

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Digging the love: the school growing project taking learning outdoors
Growing vegetables on an abandoned allotment has given children at a south London school a real taste for gardening, discovers Laura Barton

Laura Barton

23, Sep, 2014 @9:26 AM

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