As ghoulish faces grin from bright orange pumpkins in celebration of Halloween, we thought it would be good to highlight what to do with them once the lantern Spook Fest is over. As the Woodland Trust points out, 18 thousand tonnes of pumpkin get chucked away in the UK after Halloween each year! It would be a shame to just let them rot or be thrown in the dustbin when they can be so beneficial to the health of our dogs and for wildlife! Isobel Hunt takes a look.
We are all familiar with Hawthorn, especially in our hedgerows. As well as being fantastic for wildlife, it has many healing properties. We asked Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds and Hedgerow Horse to tell us more.
Holistic vet Dr Iris Ege examines whether anti-parasitic flea treatments for our pets are a problem for them, us, wildlife and the environment. She goes on to discuss a possible protocol to follow.
Animals are increasingly being dumped, left to fend for themselves or cruelly treated. If they are lucky, they may be found or taken to rescue centres and rehomed. They don’t understand why any of this has happened and may find themselves facing all sorts of challenges. This webinar will give you the tools to help them.
Let’s face it – we can all get stressed at times! This may well rub off on our dogs who may already be stressed themselves. We asked Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds to give us some ideas for helping our dogs – and us – relax in the garden. Not to mention helping wildlife!
Rosehips are loved by birds and small mammals. They are also used in food and drink and in holistic healthcare for our animals and ourselves. Indeed, many of us remember having rosehip syrup to keep us fit and healthy. We asked Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds to tell us more.
Julie Anne Lee gathered together some of the world’s best holistic vets, practitioners and healers to discuss solutions to the stress experienced by our animals and ourselves during the 2020 lockdown – find out more, watch the videos and read The Science of Nature magazine here.