Saffron Coffee – Coffee that Tastes Good and also does good!

Saffron Coffee’s tagline is – We Believe Coffee should Not only taste good it should also do good. So, Saffron’s cafes are more than a place to enjoy good coffee and tea, they are a chance to give back to local coffee-growing communities in Laos. Started in 2006 to provide an alternative cash crop to […]

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Two Little Birds Cafe

Where to head for in Luang Prabang, for a perfect smoothie bowl? The answer is Two Little Birds Cafe. The smoothies are delicious and made with love. Located off the main drag, this cafe is well worth seeking out behind Amantaka hotel. A family-run business whose ethos covers recycling, no single use plastic, a sense […]

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Waking up

I wake up and find myself walking in the present moment and observing what is around me. Here is the humility to be with whatever and whoever is now — a fleeting ability to notice without judging. These sights, sounds and feelings are perturbing. Be with it, notice it and let it go. Be grateful […]

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Brixton Food Growing Tour

Incredible Edible Lambeth On a rainy Saturday morning, I travelled south from home to Brixton to join Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) on a walking tour covering some of the projects of the Brixton food growing map. There is something precious about discovering a new area of London (or indeed any place) through the food growing […]

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minicrops™

What if I told you there was a vertical farm growing microgreens six minutes travel time from London Bridge that had a stall at Borough Market. It may sound unlikely. However, it is true. Welcome to the world of minicrops™ and to the latest blog post looking at vertical and urban farming. In March I spoke […]

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Grow Bristol

This article is about Grow Bristol an urban farming enterprise in Bristol. You will learn what makes Grow Bristol, a smart urban farm and how they look to deliver on a mission to grow food that is fresh, local and sustainable. A Brief History Grow Bristol was set up in 2014 bringing an approach to urban […]

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Spa Terminus Saturday Market

Hidden away in Bermondsey is a collection of food producers who principally sell wholesale. However, on a Saturday morning, if you know where to find the railway arches they are located in, they open the doors to the public, and you can get a taste of heaven. Every couple of months if I wake up […]

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Food Matters

This week I went along to the Food Matters live event. The tagline is “Many Voices, Making Food Matter”. Food is medicine. And I am always interested in sustainable, foods of the future. My focus at this event was to find examples of controlled environment agriculture, algae, seaweed and insects. I was not disappointed, and […]

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Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

Farm Business Innovation Show Last week I attended the Farm Business Innovation Show in Birmingham. I participated as an exhibitor, as a volunteer with the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). It was a valuable learning experience and led me to question where vertical farming in the UK can flourish. Alongside us on the AVF stand were AVF […]

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