England’s first women-only physic garden: from dream to reality

Rachel Anderson and Cis O’Boyle, co-founders of idle women.

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by Rachel Anderson and Cis O’Boyle Stretching along the curve of the Leeds to Liverpool canal in the heart of the postindustrial town of Nelson, Lancashire, something vital is growing. Born of necessity, as austerity and care-less governments cut all in their path, women feel the blow. Carrying the weight of extra worry, of scarcity, […]

Answer the call

Emma Wallace is the foundation stone of Refugi in the foothills of the French Pyrenees.

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by Emma Wallace Seven years ago I doodled a mountain on a piece of paper and I couldn’t understand what it was. Now I live on that mountain, laying the foundation stones of a modern-day abbey and stronghold. This is how I got here. My friend Sarah, a writer, gives me a word of advice. […]