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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Todmorden Incredible AquaGarden

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 sustainable way is important […]

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Grow Elephant Community Garden

Visiting the Grow Elephant Community Garden made my heart soar! The Community Garden is situated in Elephant & Castle, and this area is home to some of the poorest communities in London. The project aims to address deprivation and demonstrates how gardening can be used as one way for people to be able to take […]

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Robots

As you know, I am fascinated by robots and the way that humans and robots interact. It is not just the focus on creating robots that can interact with humans it is also about us, as people, learning how to interact with robots. What are the emotions that you feel when you think about interacting […]

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Albania – places and edible spaces

Albania is a beautiful country. Last August I flew to Tirana, travelled on to Shkodra and then continued up the into the Albanian Alps to Kelmend province, spending a week staying in Lepusche. My interest was in the food of the region and looking for edible spaces in the cities we visited. In Shkodra we […]

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Cakes, Cofee and Keralan cuisine in Leeds

  Leeds is a great place for a weekend visit. If you are travelling from London, it is just over two hours by train with Virgin Eastcoast, or there is a regular coach service with National Express and Megabus. Here are three of my favourite places to check out for food in (and around) Leeds. Tharavadu is […]

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Open Farm Community Singapore

Singapore is a great place to eat! When I visited in May, my friend suggested we try the Open Community Farm for dinner. We had dropped in on a previous visit to Singapore. However, the restaurant had been closed for a corporate event. This time we booked ahead. The Open Community Farm is about, ‘…spearheading […]

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Foodie Experience Barcelona

  On my June trip to Barcelona, I wanted to find an experience where I  could cook and eat with locals. I love the way that the language of food and the act of cooking together can connect people in communities across the world. So it was important to me to find an experience where […]

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