Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, […]

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30 Days Wild – Day 8 Spitalfields City Farm

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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Aquaponics – GrowUp Urban Farm

Aquaponics and vertical farming Ever heard of aquaponics?  In the future, more of our food will be grown using aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water with added nutrients rather than soil). The food that I eat and how it can be grown locally and in a […]

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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is in Meanwood in Leeds. At 24 acres it is a little oasis of farm animals (chickens, donkeys, goats and horses), poly tunnels, orchards and food plots.   The entrance fee is modest (£2 for adults and 50p for children) and it has produce for sale including fresh vegetables, eggs, jams and chutney. […]

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