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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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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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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Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

This is the latest post in a series that I am writing about community growing spaces in urban settings. Bandstand Beds is a community growing project situated on Clapham Common, in south London. Bandstand Beds provides, ‘…an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, […]

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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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Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel […]

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Hort Park Community Gardening

In my previous post, I wrote about three qualities that I loved about Hort Park. In this article, I return to one of my favourite topics, community gardening. In addition to the Nong Edible City Garden centre in the park, I also stumbled across community gardens.   I had not looked, ahead of my visit, to […]

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Hort Park Singapore

I have visited Singapore several times over the last couple of years to visit friends who live there. Through repeat visits, I have been able to explore some of the more off the beaten track destinations. Today I will share details about Hort Park. Hort Park – The Gardening Hub So where is Hort Park […]

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